There are new developments in the gruesome murder of Norma Leticia Martinez, the 20-year-old San Jose lesbian who was struck by a car, dragged up to two blocks and left in the middle of traffic. Police have arrested the ex-girlfriend who was seen fighting with Martinez shortly before she was killed, KCBS reports.
Jennifer Bautista was pulled over Wednesday morning as she was driving near Tully Road and South 7th Street in San Jose. San Jose Police spokesman Jermaine Thomas said she was initially detained for questioning and subsequently arrested. Bautista has been booked into the Santa Clara County jail for the murder of 20-year-old Norma Leticia Martinez. Police said it appears Martinez was pulled along the street by a vehicle for at least a block, but it is still unclear whether she was dragged or was holding onto the car. Thomas said they have not determined a motive in the alleged murder.
Several family members initially suspected Leticia's death was a hate crime because she previously been threatened due to her sexual orientation.
The suspect and victim were involved in rocky on-again off-again romance. Court documents show that Bautista was granted a domestic violence restraining order against Martinez in January.