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September 20, 2012

Prison sentence issued in child injury case

GREENVILLE — A local man has been sentenced to prison after admitting he seriously injured a child two years ago.

Matthew Mark Martinez, 25, of Greenville pleaded guilty to an indictment of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

During a Monday during a hearing in the 196th District Court, Martinez was sentenced to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division.

Martinez was alleged in the indictment to have injured a male victim less than 14 years old “by shaking, slapping, punching, kicking, blunt force injury and/or hitting with an object unknown to the grand jury” on July 8, 2010.

The charge is a first degree felony. Martinez was facing a maximum sentence upon conviction of from five to 99 years to life in prison and an optional fine of uo to $10,000.

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