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Woman was stabbed repeatedly in neck, torso
Nearly 10 months after allegedly stabbing his estranged wife, Pearsall native Charlie Martinez is behind bars on felony aggravated assault charges.
The district clerk’s office reports the 37-year-old man was indicted by a Frio County grand jury on Friday, November 3, for aggravated assault in family violence with a deadly weapon. Five days later, Frio County deputies located Martinez and transported him to the jail. He was released on bond Monday, Nov. 20.
The conditions of his bond release are that he be held under house arrest and wear a tracking monitor.
During the January 21 violent domestic assault, Martinez allegedly stabbed his estranged wife six times, inflicting wounds to her neck, stomach and back.
According to Pearsall police at the time of the incident, officers were dispatched to the couple’s home on West San Marcos Street around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, when emergency medical services requested assistance.
Medics had arrived to find the 33-year-old woman lying in the living room with several wounds to her torso and neck. Officers examining the scene then found two children who they believe may have been home at the time of the assault.
Investigating law enforcement officers canvassed the area and were able to obtain several witness statements and video surveillance footage from surrounding neighbors.
The woman was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in San Antonio, where she underwent months of hospital care due to the severity of her wounds.