Milwaukee Police Department
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Suspect Criminally Charged in Connection to the Homicide of a 12-year-old Boy


By - Aug 31st, 2021 05:10 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued criminal charges against Andrez D. Martina in connection to a homicide that occurred on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., on the 4600 block of N. 46th Street. Martina intentionally struck the 12-year-old male victim several times with a mallet, a sledge hammer and a coat rack, causing life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.  

Martina was charged with one count of First-Degree Intentional Homicide, one count of Physical Abuse of a Child – Repeated Acts Causing Death, one count of Neglecting a Child – Consequence Death, one count of Physical Abuse of a Child – Repeated Acts with High Probability of Great Bodily Harm and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. If convicted, he could face up to two life sentences, plus 60 years in prison and could be fined up to $225,000.  

The Milwaukee Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and friends who lost their loved one during this tragic incident. If you or anyone you know have been a victim of abuse, please contact the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 933-4444, for additional resources or to file a report.  

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