FOX 66 News at Ten
A Harlingen man is facing murder charges after being accused of using
brass knuckles to fatally beat another man who spent two weeks in the
hospital before passing away.
Esequiel Martinez turned himself in to Harlingen police late Tuesday morning.
Harlingen police told Action 4 News that Martinez is accused in the death of Leroy Mena.
reported that Martinez used brass knuckles to beat Mena on the 1600
block of Sam Houston Street back on Saturday, February 22nd.
Mena spent two weeks in the hospital before passing away at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi on Saturday.
police had arrested Martinez on aggravated assault charge following the
beating but upgraded the charges to murder shortly after Mena's death.
Martinez appeared before a Harlingen Municipal Court judge where he was issued a $750,000 bond.
Thursday, March 6 2014, 10:48 AM EST
National News Headlines
|Wind, weather add fuel to weeks-old Northern California wildfires sparked by lightning|
|The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.|
|People rally outside Ohio Wal-Mart where young man with air rifle was fatally shot by police|
|As many as 200 people held signs and chanted outside an Ohio Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.|
|Witnesses describe fatal dog attack on Michigan jogger during owners' preliminary examination|
|A witness told a judge during a preliminary examination for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to shoot at the animals to make them flee.|
|St. Louis County officer who patrolled Ferguson retires amid review into inflammatory video|
|Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.|
|NYC police investigate tot's death after day care; dad says she was unresponsive in car seat|
|New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care.|
|After reboot, NYC Sandy-repair program faces test of its turnaround; officials say it'll pass|
|A New York City home repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery.|
|Rally in Ferguson held 3 weeks after Brown's death; attendees say movement just beginning|
|A few hundred people are gathering again in Ferguson to remember Michael Brown and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a movement.|
|Corvette Museum board decides to fill in entire sinkhole that swallowed 8 prized sports cars|
|A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.|
|New York teen dies in Lamborghini test drive|
|A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.|
|Ferguson slowly starting to make a comeback after rioting, looting in wake of Brown shooting|
|The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of town that was the center of attention for three weeks.|