Man Brought Back from Mexico for Family Murders and Shootings in El Monte

Man Brought Back from Mexico for Family Murders and Shootings in El Monte
Photo: Octavio Martinez and Ana Nunez

EL MONTE – When Ana Nuñez and her unborn child were shot to death in 2018, her murderous husband, Octavio Curiel Martinez (dob 4/20/82, of El Monte) traveled to his parents’ house to take aim at four more before fleeing the country.

The Los Angeles District Attorneys Office has announced Martinez’s extradition from Mexico and the charges filed for the killing of his wife and unborn child. “Martinez reportedly shot Ana Nuñez, 37, at her El Monte home on Aug. 29, 2018,” prosecutors said. “The defendant then allegedly drove to his parent’s El Monte house and shot at his father and mother while two children were inside the residence,” prosecutors added.

No one at his parents house suffered physical injury. Martinez was arrested in Mexico on June 8, 2019, and extradited to Los Angeles on January 3, 2020 to face charges.

Deputy DA Babette Huley of the Victim Impact Program is the assigned prosecutor. “Martinez faces one count each of murder, murder of a human fetus, attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited structure and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury as well as two counts each of assault with a firearm, injuring a spouse and child abuse,” said LA DA PIO Ricardo Santiago. “Martinez also is charged with three misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child by endangering health, faces a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, and allegations of using a handgun.”

Case KA118996 was filed for warrant and extradition on Sept. 5, 2018 Arraignment was scheduled for March 24th in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch.

Martinez faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, if convicted as charged. The case remains under investigation by the El Monte Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s departments.

LA County DA Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting the community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights.

Man Brought Back from Mexico for Family Murders and Shootings in El Monte was last modified: April 15th, 2020 by admin
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