|Monica Lynnae Martinez|
It's alleged that Monica Lynnae Martinez (DOB: 11/17/1993) fatally stabbed Jonathan Vinson DOB: 05/12/1991 in late April during an altercation. Vinson's body was discovered by a rancher in an agricultural area near County Roads Z and 24 in Otero County on May 11, 2013. Vinson was reported missing on April 27, 2013.
The Otero County Sheriff's Office worked in conjunction with the CBI to conduct the homicide investigation of Vinson. After several months of police interviews and forensic work, authorities arrested Martinez for her alleged role in Vinson's death.
Martinez, who is currently being held at the Bent County Jail, now faces first degree homicide charges out of Otero County and the 16th Judicial District. She is being held on $1 million dollars bond.
Details about what led to the stabbing are not being released at this time due to the on-going nature of the investigation. The warrant in the case has also been sealed.
"The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty."