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Putnam jury convicts Evans David Perez Martinez for murder of Zenovia King

9:04 AM, Dec 19, 2012   |    comments
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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- It took a jury less than 30 minutes to return a guilty verdict for a 20-year-old man accused of murder.

Evans David Perez Martinez was found guilty of first degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon after a two day trial, according to a news release from State Attorney R.J. Larizza's office.

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Martinez faces an automatic life sentence, the release said.

According to the release, Martinez stabbed Zenovia King several times in the upper torso with a knife after King resisted being robbed of his money and cannabis.

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After the robbery, Martinez and a co-defendant, Demarkis Phillips, split King's belongings, the release said.

Martinez will be sentenced by Circuit Judge Carlos E. Mendoza.  A date has not yet been set.




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