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‘Blackie’ Martinez sentenced to 12 years in prison
by Rita Arnst
Oct 29, 2008 | 1305 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a plea bargain agreement, Steven Anthony Martinez, aka “Blackie,” 29, of Three Rivers, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance-cocaine in the amount of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams. 

He was sentenced to 12 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ-ID). Additionally, he pleaded guilty to delivery of marijuana and was sentenced to two years in a state jail with $140 in court costs; according to District Attorney Deborah Branch and the clerk records, Martinez’s sentences will run concurrently.

Martinez, and his attorney, Roger Bellows, appeared in open court and announced ready on Oct. 22. He waived his right for trial by jury prior to pleading guilty on the drug charges. District Judge Joel Johnson advised Martinez of the consequences of pleading guilty and the range of punishment attached to the offense charged.

According to district clerk records, Martinez’s wife, Selena Renee Martinez, 26, also pleaded guilty on lesser drug related charges in exchange for a 10-year probated sentence. Her court date for sentencing is set for Dec. 17.
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