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Martinez family member speaks out on double murder

Martinez family member speaks out on double murder

By Jessica Janner. CREATED May 3, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Arturo Martinez remains hospitalized after being brutally beaten in an attack that left his daughter and wife dead.

Now, his sister Gaudia Martinez is speaking to Action News with an update on Arturo and the family's condition.

Arturo Martinez was found severely beaten inside his home, allegedly by a complete stranger. His wife and 10-year-old daughter Karla were found murdered.

Arturo's 9-year-old son Michael reported the crime, telling teachers the next day that his mother and sister were dead inside his home.

"He seems to be okay, but we know he's not," says Gaudia about Michael. "The only thing we know is that we have to keep on going, so we can support Arturo and the kids."

Bryan Clay, 22, is charged with murdering and raping Yadira Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez. Clay is also accused of beating and injuring Arturo Martinez using a claw hammer.

Clay is also accused of attacking and trying to rape another woman on the same day of his alleged murder spree.

On May 2, Clay pleaded not guilty the aforementioned crimes.

However, one day earlier, Clay pleaded guilty to unrelated charges of attacking and sexually assaulting an ex-girlfriend.

Gaudia says her brother Arturo, doesn't know exactly what happened but knows "Karla and Yadi are not in this world anymore."

"He opened his eyes, but he cannot really talk or write at all," says Gaudia.  

Anyone wishing to donate to the family can do the following:

The account is in the Bank of Nevada and is an existing foundation.

  • Checks should be made out to: "Construction Industry Workers Charitable Foundation"
  • Memo line should read: "For the Benefit of Arturo Martinez"
  • Checks should be sent to: Bank of Nevada 2700 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • Cash donations will be accepted at the above bank and also at: IBEW 808 North Lamb Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89110
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