Leonard Martinez, 28, is charged with three counts of shooting at a dwelling and aggravated battery with great bodily harm – after he shot another man five times during a domestic incident.
Martinez had confronted the man after he discovered his wife had met the man online and they “hung out” later.
Martinez was released and FREE TO GO under NM Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined that he was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear.
The release is the result of the newly enacted Supreme Court guidelines issued by Chief Justice Daniels that virtually eliminates accountable pretrial release and bail.
New Mexico Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Pretrial Services
- ZERO Accountability
- ZERO Deterrent
- ZERO Supervision
- ZERO concern for victims
- ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return
- Bail Reform – Dangerous, Reckless, and a Taxpayer Burden
You’ve been LIED to New Mexico…NM Bail Reform is RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, and YOU are PAYING for it.
Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
(reported by Albuquerque Journal – Oct 3 2017)
Police say a man met a woman online. The two hung out, there was a goodnight kiss.
Moments later, police say her husband shot him five times.
The victim, Billy Ray, was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Leonard Martinez, 28 is charged with three counts of shooting at a dwelling and aggravated battery with great bodily harm in the northeast Albuquerque shooting.
Officers found Ray badly wounded at the Arrowhead Apartments, near Juan Tabo and Central, after residents reported hearing up to 13 gunshots from the parking lot.
Ray, “in a lot of pain only able to give short answers,” told officers he was spending time with a woman when her husband showed up and shot him multiple times.