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Martinez Sentenced to Maximum in Domestic Violence Shooting

October 31, 2018

Clovis NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that today, Joshua Martinez, age 34, of Clovis, was sentenced to the maximum of 20.5 years plus 15 days for the domestic violence shooting in June of 2017.


Martinez was found guilty by a Curry County jury on October 10, 2018, of Aggravated Battery on a Household Member with a Deadly Weapon, a third degree felony; Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a fourth degree felony; and Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor.


Clovis Police responded to a call on June 16, 2017, where a female reported she had been shot in the head by Joshua Martinez. The victim underwent surgery at a local hospital for gunshot wounds and other injuries, from which she eventually recovered.  


The Honorable Drew Tatum sentenced Martinez today and ruled that Martinez is a habitual offender, enhancing each felony count by eight years. Judge Tatum also ordered that Count 1, Aggravated Battery on a Household Member, is a serious violent offense which means that Martinez will have to serve at least 85% of the time in prison. Martinez is also pending trial on two other cases, a domestic violence case that occurred in May of 2017, and conspiracy to commit perjury, in which he convinced the victim to lie under oath about her being kidnapped, held at gun point, robbed and battered by Martinez.


Kristen Beltran, Assistant District Attorney, prosecuted the case for the State and Sandra Gallagher, Criminal Defense Attorney, represented Martinez.



For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246.



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