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Pa. man dies from injuries

The victim's brother is being held on aggravated assault charges in the franklin County Prison

The victim's brother is being held on aggravated assault charges in the franklin County Prison

October 08, 2002|by STACEY DANZUSO

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man died Friday, a day after he was hospitalized after being assaulted, allegedly by his brother, police said.

Pablo Santos Martinez, 51, of 213 S. Main St., was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital at 8:01 p.m. Friday, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner said Monday.

The cause of death was pending, Conner said. Autopsy results won't be available for about six weeks.

The victim's brother, Bacilio Santos Martinez, 39, was being held at Franklin County Prison on $1 million bail, a corrections official said Monday.

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He was charged Thursday with aggravated assault after police responded to 213 S. Main St., Apt. C, at 1 a.m. for a report of an unresponsive person.

Pablo Santos Martinez was taken to Chambersburg Hospital with life-threatening injuries, initially believed to be heart problems, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

It was later determined he was suffering from heavy bleeding on the brain, according to the affidavit.

Chambersburg Police officers spoke with the family through an interpreter and were told Pablo Martinez had been struck in the head by his brother during a fight, the affidavit alleged.

Another brother told police he was sleeping at the residence and awoke to see his brothers fighting. Felipe Lazaro Santos told police he rushed over and pulled Bacilio Martinez off the victim, who was then totally unresponsive, the affidavit alleged.

Detective Sgt. Dianne Kelso said Monday that no additional charges had been filed against Bacilio Martinez.

"The investigation is continuing," she said.

A preliminary hearing has been set on the aggravated assault charge for Friday before District Justice Gary Carter.

Pablo Martinez was born in San Cristoual, Mexico.

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