Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, was recently arrested in Yuma, Arizona, after trying to cross the border from Mexico without proper identification. He was then extradited to Alabama, where he was wanted on first-degree murder charges. It was there the self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel confessed to killing more than 30 people across the United States.
“I’ve killed over 30 people,” he bragged, adding that he began his murder spree when he was 16 years old. Fox News Latino reports that Martinez is originally from Mexico but has legal status in the United States.
Aren’t we fortunate?
Alabama’s Lawrence County Sheriff Capt. Tim McWhorter said Martinez made a stream of startling confessions, including a double homicide in Florida and 10 slayings in California. “He basically told us, ‘I’m the guy that pays you a visit when you don’t pay the cartel,” said McWhorter. In addition to the confessions, DNA evidence from a cigarette butt places him at the scene of the Florida murders.
“If I didn’t do the job, someone would have,” the remorseless Martinez said of his gruesome murders.
Breitbart’s Brandon Darby has numerous reports on Mexican-led narcotics rings and the accompanying horrific crime sprees across the United States. Of Martinez, Darby writes, “As left-of-center voices call for even less border security, a chilling report from U.S. law enforcement reveals an alleged Mexican cartel member claims he killed 30 individuals on U.S. soil.”