Release hearing for woman charged in shooting continued
A condition of release hearing for the woman charged in a recent gang-related attempted homicide was continued for two weeks.
Yuma County Superior Court Judge David Haws granted the request after hearing from attorney Carrie Grace of the Yuma County Public Defender's Office, who was standing in for 40-year-old Misty Ann Martinez's assigned attorney, rescheduling the hearing for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28.
Martinez has been charged with assisting a criminal street gang and one count of hindering prosecution. She remains in custody on a $500,000 bond.
According to Yuma police, at about 10:35 p.m. May 8, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East 25th Street in response to a report of gunshots. Once on scene, they found a 36-year-old woman who had been shot three times. Those responsible for the shooting had fled before officers arrived.
According to court records, Martinez had been involved in a phone argument with the victim over some property. She later arrived at the scene with her boyfriend, 32-year-old Miguel "Capone" Rodriguez, and waited for the victim to emerge from her home, at which time the couple confronted the victim, shooting her three times.
No details were provided as to what type of firearm was used, where the victim was shot or the extent of her wounds. She was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center by emergency personnel and then on to a hospital in Phoenix.
Martinez and Rodriguez were later arrested at a residence located at 1146 S. 7th Ave.
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