West Texan Gets 18 Years in Cousin's Fatal Beating 8/16/13
LUBBOCK, Texas - A West Texas jury has sentenced a man to 18 years in
prison for the fatal beating of his cousin as the men argued about their wives -
who are sisters.
A Lubbock County jury decided that sudden passion was behind Danny Ray
Martinez's killing of Eddie Moreno.
Jurors on Wednesday convicted Martinez of murder in a December fight that
led to the 34-year-old Moreno's death. Police say Moreno suffered head trauma
during a fight with the 24-year-old defendant after both had been drinking.
A Lubbock police report says Moreno apparently was upset with his wife and
attacked her. Moreno then cursed at his cousin's wife for trying to check on her
Martinez told police he was mad that his wife was cursed out by Moreno.