Gilroy Police Arrest Man for Stabbing San Jose Woman to Death Last Year

San Jose police believed the transient man had fled to Mexico, but Gilroy police arrested him.

By Breena Kerr
|  Friday, Oct 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:30 PM PDT
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Gilroy Police Arrest Man for SJ Murder

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Gilroy police arrested a man Thursday who they suspect of stabbing a 52-year-old San Jose woman to death more than a year ago.

Martinez Hernandez, 52, also known as Juan Osornio Martinez, was turned over to San Jose police on suspicion of killing 52-year-old Irna Campos in what police said they believed was a domestic violence incident.

Campos was found dead in a home on the 1200 block of Whitton Avenue on Aug. 26, 2011. At that time, Hernandez was identified as a suspect in the case, San Jose police said.

San Jose police said they had a warrant to arrest Martinez, but did not know where he was and suspected he had fled to Mexico.  

Hernandez was first sighted by a Gilroy police officers on Oct. 23, after which police distributed a photograph of Hernandez throughout the city.

On Thursday, Hernandez was sighted again. Police arrested him hours later in the 200 block of First Street, according to San Jose police.

Martinez was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of homicide.

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