Cold Case Resolved: 3 Arrests Made for Gang-Related Murder in 2005

Cold Case Resolved: 3 Arrests Made for Gang-Related Murder in 2005
Photo: Brain Gray (l) and George Siever (r)

ANTIOCH — Authorities resolved another cold case. Three suspects are finally in custody for a gang-related murder that occurred in 2005. Once again it demonstrates that using new technology to review old evidence pays off.

The victim in this case, 17-year-old Edger Martinez was killed on March 27, 2005. Martinez died at home in his bed, as a result of being shot multiple times in his chest. His murder turned into a cold case, but it was recently reopened.

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arresting George Siever

The Antioch Police Department said in a prepared statement. “Advances in technology and help from the community helped solve this 15-year old murder. The department routinely reviews cold cases to find justice for the victims of senseless and violent crimes.”

On January 30, Antioch and Pittsburg officers arrested 39-year-old Candace Carter at a residence in Pittsburg. Carter allegedly accompanied two men who fired multiple rounds into the victim’s apartment on West 20th Street in Antioch.

Carter faces charges for participating in a criminal street gang. In addition, she is charged with shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

On February 3, Antioch officers arrested George Siever, 35 of Antioch, who now faces four charges. Siever is charged with murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, conspiracy, and participating in a criminal street gang.

On February 4, Antioch PD arrested Brian Gray, 34 of Antioch. Gray is charged with murder and shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Likewise, he is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and participating in a criminal street gang.

All three suspects are presently ineligible for release on bond. Siever and Gray are being housed at the Martinez Detention Facility. Carter is at the West County Detention Facility.

Cold Case Resolved: 3 Arrests Made for Gang-Related Murder in 2005 was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by admin
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