FONTANA - Bertha Martinez, 35, has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and booked her into West Valley Detention Center without bail. The victims are her husband Marcelo Martinez, 58, and their two daughters Amy, 7, and 8-month-old Yomay. A motive in the killing was not known, but police said the couple had a troubled relationship. They had been separated and had gotten back together a year ago. The husband suffered blunt force trauma to his head and the girls were found in bed, covered in sheets.
Tags: Child Murder, Familicide
The crime was discovered about 10 a.m. after Martinez went to a friend’s house and stated that she might have done something bad and that her kids were purple from the neck up. The children were victims of strangulation or suffocation.