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Man Sentenced for Stabbing a Victim Who Refused to Give Him Cigarette

Man Sentenced for Stabbing a Victim Who Refused to Give Him Cigarette

HIGHLAND – A San Bernardino gang member was sentenced to 32 years to life for stabbing a man who would not give him a cigarette District Attorney officials said.  

The stabbing occurred in the City of Highland on Sunday, November 15, 2015.  Deputies from the Highland Station were dispatched to the area of 6th and Bonnie Streets at around 8:30 a.m. where they found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Authorities learned that Raul Martinez asked the victim for a cigarette, the victim told him no. Shortly after following the victim for several blocks, Martinez attacked the victim with a folding knife. The victim who was stabbed numerous times and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Surveillance footage was obtained showed Martinez exiting a black two-door Honda Civic, which was later found at an apartment complex in the 22500 block of 5th Street in San Bernardino. Martinez was found inside the home and arrested without further incident. The folding knife used in the attack with DNA evidence was located inside the home.

Martinez was on parole for an unrelated offense at the time of the stabbing.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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  • Raul_Martinez: San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office