MODESTO, Calif. (AP) â€” A Northern California man suspected of killing four children & two women has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in one of the deaths.
The Modesto Bee reports (http://tinyurl.com/o2kk2o5)Thursday that 30-year-old Martin Martinez pleaded not guilty to murder & child endangerment in the October death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old boy. His bail has been set at $5 million.
The toddler died of head injuries suffered in fall while in Martinez' care. Martinez told police the injuries were caused by an accident.
p>Martinez is moreover suspected of the Saturday killing of his girlfriend, their 6-month-old daughter, his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter, his mother & an unidentified 5-year-old girl.
Martinez remains jailed in Modesto, & it's unclear whether he has retained a lawyer who could comment on the case.
Source: “Associated Press”