Coroner: Female passes away weeks after ex-boyfriend choking arrest

Monday, June 26, 2017|11:02 a.m.

Authorities in Las Vegas state a 39-year-old female who was choked into unconsciousness by her ex-boyfriend has died of her injuries.

The Clark County coroner said today that Stella Martinez passed away Friday at Summerlin Medical facility of brain injuries following the June 3 incident. Her death was ruled a murder.

Cops state a patrol officer reacting to a report of a man aiming to break into a home saw 41-year-old Christopher Wood assaulting and choking Martinez on the ground in the backyard.

Martinez was hospitalized for nearly 3 weeks before she died.

Wood was apprehended on tried murder, tried theft and domestic battery by strangulation charges that are expected to be updated before a July 14 initial hearing of evidence versus him.

His court-appointed public protector, Josie Bayudan, decreased to comment.

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