BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A Cameron County jury found a man guilty of domestic abuse Wednesday after severely beating a girlfriend and leaving her hospitalized.
Amado Martinez Jr. was sentenced to 25 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for aggravated assault of a dating partner with a deadly weapon, according to a press release from Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz.
According to previous ValleyCentral reports, Martinez was arrested Oct. 18, 2021, by the Brownsville Police Department and a U.S. Marshals taskforce.
On Sept. 15, 2021, Brownsville police responded to the 2400 block of Barnard Road. Upon arrival, they found a 49-year-old woman lying on the ground in the basketball court area.
Police said the woman had been severely beaten and had several lacerations on her face.
The woman told police that Martinez was her boyfriend and that he assault her inside her apartment. The woman sustained a fractured cheekbone and both of her eyes were swollen shut, police said. As a result of her injuries, the woman was hospitalized for two weeks.
Martinez was taken into custody and his bond was set at $1 million before it was increased to $3 million.