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Then-18-year-old sentenced in 2022 homicide investigation

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was sentenced May 1 in connection with a March 2022 homicide investigation, according to Travis County court documents. Documents showed 20-year-old Omar Martinez-Desiderio pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to serve 20 years in state prison. Toward his sentence, Martinez-Desiderio received a jail credit of 777 days. The sentence was related to the death of 42-year-old Alberto Cortes-Rodriguez, which occurred March 17, 2022, in the 6500 block of Porter Street in east Austin. Martinez-Desiderio faced an additional charge of aggravated assault with a...

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