2018|6:15 p.m. Last month, Eric Jesus Martinez flagged down a Southern California sheriff’s deputy, asking him for his phone number “so he might call him if he had to talk. “The chilling telephone call from the 32-year-old came later that day– on Jan. 23. Martinez confessed to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy that nearly 5 years previously, voices in his head informed him to eliminate a man, so he ‘d stabbed him approximately 100 times with a 4-inch blade, according to a City Authorities apprehend warrant released Friday. That male was Ronald Gray, who died May 11, 2013, in front of the Redemption Army, 33
W. Owens Ave., cops stated. The warrant in Clark County was released that day and Martinez on Thursday was booked on one count of murder at the Clark County Detention Center, prison and court logs show. During the telephone call, Martinez told the sheriff’s deputy that in Might that year, he “murdered “an older man at the Owens Opportunity and Main Street intersection. And that voices in his head informed him to do it, police said. A few of the details of Ronald Gray’s death provided by Martinez– his age, area of the slaying and length of the weapon– would likely just be known to detectives and the suspect, a Metro homicide investigator composed on the court file. The warrant reveals that a 4-inch knife with Gray’s blood was found 3 days after his death, and private investigators had a suspect description, a clean-shaven Hispanic man, about 20 to 25 years of ages, who wore a blue baseball cap and a blue running suit, and rode a silver BMX bike, police said. Martinez, who is being held without the possibility of bail, will face a judge Monday early morning, jail logs reveal.