Court Date Set for March for Accused Murderer Martinez-Guzman
UPDATE: Reno Justice Court held an arraignment for Wilber Martinez-Guzman on Monday.
Reno Justice Court held an arraignment for accused murderer Wilber Martinez-Guzman on Monday.
He was appointed a public defender, John Arrascada, and they waived the 15-day rule for a preliminary hearing.
His next court date is set for March 13.
Martinez-Guzman was transferred to the Washoe County Jail from Carson City on February 8, after he waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing. Prosecutors in both Washoe and Douglas counties said family of the victims preferred the more serious charges to be addressed first in district court in Reno.
He will be tried on four murder counts in Reno before he faces burglary charges in Carson City.
In January, Martinez-Guzman was charged with the murders of 56-year-old Connie Koontz and 74-year-old Sophia Renken in Gardnerville, and also 81-year-old Jerry David and 80-year-old Sherri David of Reno.
Court documents allege that Martinez-Guzman entered the victims' residences through open points of entry. He allegedly shot each of them with a handgun and burglarized their homes.
Martinez-Guzman was found to be in the country illegally from El Salvador and will face felony allegations for possession of stolen firearms as well.
You can read the full court documents below: