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Victoria Martens killed on day she was to celebrate her 10th bday

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Mom didn't start looking like that overnight.
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  2. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    Among other apt descriptors -- the kind who can beat a woman in a car with her infant and walk away literally scot free?

    IMO --any-- crime involving interpersonal violence should place a family under close supervision from CPS.

    But then over there in the US, even more so than here, that agency is not only severely overburdened already, but lacking the kind of quality of staff ideal for the job.

    I have to think of this crime on that level, I'm afraid, as looking at the case itself too closely literally breaks my heart.
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  3. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    GMAFB!!! They never got the judge's orders? Perhaps they could have CHECKED with the judge...just a thought. Hate to ask them to go to too much trouble- NOT!!!
  4. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    I feel so much better knowing this <sarcasm>
  5. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

  6. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  7. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member


    The killings of two young Albuquerque girls spurred lawmakers, law enforcement and local officials on Tuesday to hold a special meeting in hopes of finding ways to prevent domestic abuse and violence in a state that has long ranked as one of the nation's worst for child well-being.

    The death last week of Victoria Martens, whose remains police say were found in her mother's apartment, was followed on Sunday by the Albuquerque shooting deaths of Cam To and her 11-year-old daughter Nhi Nguyen. The two were gunned down by the mother's husband before he turned the gun on himself, police said.

    read more ........... http://abc7chicago.com/news/new-mexico-girls-gruesome-murder-a-call-to-action-lawmaker-says/1492964/

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  8. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member


    Michelle Martens kept her new relationship with a man convicted of child endangerment a secret from friends and family for weeks - as she helped plan her daughter's 10th birthday party, sent the girl off daily to the school bus and held down her job at a local grocery store.

    Now relatives and friends of the 35-year-old single mother are trying to figure out why they never knew about her involvement with the boyfriend and her invitation for his cousin who is a convicted felon to live in her apartment.

    Court records show all three face charges in the death of Victoria Martens, who was expected to celebrate her 10th birthday the day her body was found last week after police say she was drugged, raped and killed in the apartment as her mother watched.

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  9. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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  10. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  11. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    This case is too horrible to think about. I have no words. none


    10-year-old NM girl found dismembered was sold online for sex by her mother

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The mother of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl who was found dead and dismembered told police she looked for men online and at work to sexually assault her daughter, according to search warrants in the case.

    The documents showed Michelle Martens told police that she had set up encounters with at least three men before the girl was drugged, raped and killed last month.

    The single mother told investigators she didn't set up the sexual assaults for the money but did it because she enjoyed watching, according to the warrants. It's unclear how long she had been arranging meetings before Victoria Martens' death or if police have identified any of those men.

    Police found the girl's dismembered body inside the apartment she shared with her mother on the day she was expected to celebrate her 10th birthday. The slaying ignited outcry and vigils.

    more at link ............ http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/ne...mbered-was-sold-online-for-sex-by-her-mother/
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  12. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Grandparents of 10-year-old Victoria Martens speak out for first time

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s the New Mexico case that shocked the nation – the murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens.

    For the first time, her grandparents, who are also the parents of the accused killer, are speaking out.

    John and Pat Martens say not only did they lose their granddaughter in a horrific killing, they also have the tough job of standing by their daughter, who is accused of the murder. For the first time, they’re speaking out, prompted by a recent political ad.

    “We were ticked off,” said Pat Martens. “We looked at each other and said ‘what is this?’”

    “Yea, what they hell are they trying to do?” said John Martens. “This is unbelievable. This is our granddaughter and our daughter.”

    That’s the Martens, and their friend Laura Bobbs, reaction to a new political ad. Watch video above.

    The ad blames CYFD and the governor for not helping prevent Victoria’s murder. The 10-year-old was murdered and raped a little more than a month ago.

    Police have charged her mother, Michelle, her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales and his cousin, Jessica Kelley for her murder.

    “The organization that put this out has no heart or sympathy, to use Victoria’s murder and death to make a political point and gain when she is still with the medical examiner and we are still grieving, and we have had no closure,” said John. “We think it’s horrific.”

    They say the ad is not fair to Victoria or their daughter.

    “They don’t even know her to make accusations like that,” said Pat. “They don’t know her like we do. How dare them.”

    “They don’t know her like we do,” said Laura Bobbs, friend. “We know there is another side to her other than what’s being depicted of her.”

    They say the ad already convicts their daughter and they worry she’ll never get a fair trial.

    “They better pull it,” said Pat. “It’s not right.”

    KRQE News 13 took the Martens concerns to the people behind the ad, the Center for Civic Action, who says it’s a non-partisan organization.

    “You know our hearts and thoughts go out to the Martens family and we don’t want any other grandparents to experience a similar tragedy like Victoria’s,” said Oriana Sandoval, executive director of Center for Civic Policy. “And that’s why we ran that ad.”

    The ad cites a KRQE Special Assignment where News 13 exposed CYFD had checked on Michelle Martens at least twice before Victoria’s murder.

    The Martens say knew about CYFD visiting Michelle’s home, but they never told them or Michelle why.

    “They never indicated anything,” said John.

    “They don’t tell you nothing,” said Pat.

    “They just said they needed to do a safety check, and said ‘we can’t discuss that with you,’” said Bobbs.

    The Martens say Michelle took great care of Victoria and her younger brother. They would know because they had daily interaction with them.

    They retired here to help take care of the grandkids.

    “I would watch her all the time, pick them up from the school bus, Michelle was working,” said John. “We never noticed anything. She would go to the park happy, making friends like that.”

    Were there any red flags they may have missed?

    “There was never any change in behavior,” asked KRQE News 13’s Jessica Garate. “Nothing?”

    “Never cuddling in the corner, never crying, just normal kid stuff,” replied John Martens.

    “So don’t come pointing fingers saying it was our fault,” said Bobbs. “You were the professionals, if you missed it, what makes you think we would have seen it?”

    “Do you think for one minute we would have sat by and let this happen?”
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  13. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Every bloody person involved blaming somebody else for this horror.
    That baby never stood a chance.
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  14. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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  15. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    But you did Blanche, you did.

    Trial has been scheduled for three suspects charged in the horrific killing and rape of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl.Fabian Gonzales, Jessica Kelley and the victim's mother, Michelle Martens, are set to stand trial Oct. 2, 2017, for the death of Victoria Martens. They are charged with child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping and tampering with evidence in connection with the girl's killing.

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  16. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Hundreds gather at memorial for Victoria Martens

    Hundreds came to remember and celebrate 10-year-old Victoria Martens’ life at an Albuquerque church on Saturday, CBS affiliate KRQE reports.

    Many family, friends and strangers wore Victoria Martens’ favorite color of purple to honor her memory Saturday.

    Police found 10-year-old Victoria Martens’
    dismembered body Aug. 24 inside the
    apartment she shared with her mother.

    Motorcycle officers escorted a white hearse to Copper Pointe Church shortly before the 11 a.m. ceremony.

    The hearse was more symbolic since it will be months before the girl’s remains will be returned to the family.

    Police found Victoria’s dismembered body Aug. 24 inside the apartment she shared with her mother.

    The grisly nature of her death sent shockwaves through the community.

    Her mother, Michelle Martens, the mother’s boyfriend and his cousin have all been charged in her death.

    see more ..http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hundreds-gather-at-memorial-for-victoria-martens/
  17. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    "According to the report, Victoria’s body showed signs of sexual abuse prior to her death.

    She also tested positive for human papillomavirus – also known as HPV – a sexually transmitted disease.

    After being strangled, her body was dismembered and burned.

    She was found to have multiple abrasions and contusions to her head and neck, and her spine had been fractured.

    Some of her organs, including her heart, had been removed from the body and were found in a plastic bag in a laundry basket at the crime scene, according to the report."

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    WindStorm Bronze Member

  19. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Oh dear God.


    that pic up there ^^^^^ was so disturbing to me- all that makeup on a 10 year old.
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  20. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    The autopsy goes into great detail. I just don't get it.
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