Suspect who tells Phoenix police: 'I am Mexican Mafia,' now charged with murder

PHOENIX - A witness captured a man after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a 'softball-sized' rock. 

Phoenix police report that on November 5 they were called to 35th and Glendale avenues for an assault. They found a citizen sitting on top of a man with bloody pants, hands, and shoes. 

Witnesses reportedly told police that the man, identified as 33-year-old Edward Vincent Martinez, was seen holding a 'softball-sized' rock in both hands and he was striking a woman multiple times in the face. 

Police found the woman sitting nearby bleeding from the face. The bloody rock was also located next to the victim. Police say the woman suffered "major head trauma" and was unable to speak to them about what happened. She passed away at an area hospital. 

When police questioned Martinez, he would only say, that "he was Mexican Mafia." 

Martinez has been charged with aggravated assault and first-degree murder. 


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