Robert Martinez, who turned against his younger brother Ruben Mize and testified in Mize’s murder trial, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison as a result of a conviction resulting from Operation Gator Roll. Martinez was already in jail awaiting charges for accessory after the fact. He testified that he helped Mize get rid of weapons related to a 2007 stabbing murder. It is unclear what effect his sentencing in federal court will have on two pending cases he has in Santa Barbara County.
Older Mize Brother Sentenced
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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