Suspect Arrested in Weekend Murder of Girlfriend

posted by 1200 WOAI -

San Antonio Police overnight arrested a 41 year old man they say killed his girlfriend in their home over the weekend by viciously slashing her throat during an argument, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police Officer Carlos Ortiz says officials had eye on Carlos Martinez as he attempted to hide out on Palo Alto Road on the city's south side.

"Offices with the Lone Star Fugative Task Force, our street crimes unit, and a DPS helo were actually watching the suspect in this murder case," Ortiz said.

The victim was rushed to the hospital with no vital signs when police answering a disturbance call at the couple's home on Scarsdale Street, which is off Thousand Oaks on the city's north side, found her lying in a pool of blood.  She had a three inch gash on her throat.  Witnesses said they say Martinez speeding away from the home.

Ortiz says they don't know why he did it.

"From what I am hearing right now he wasn't very cooperative with the homicide detectives," he said.  "Obviously, that is one of the questions that we had, we wanted the motive for this murder.  Not much was said during the interview."

Bexar County Magistrate Court records show bond has not been set for Martinez, who is charged with murder.

PHOTO: HENRY VALADEZ

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