Luke Martinez made an appearance in court this morning and the details that emerged are not pretty. Ben Frederickson was in attendance and tweeted out most of the major details.
Other team members Derek Cooke Jr. and Nathan Sobey were both also at the Buckhorn that night. Cooke punched the victim after he swung at Martinez and missed. That is the only involvement noted for Cooke, there is no details that Sobey fought at all. Both of them are active and traveled with the team to Fresno. Martinez has been released on a $25,000 signed bond and he is required to check in with the UW athletic department three times a week.
Here are some of the key details that came out this morning. This is not something I want to write about it and it certainly looks like things are looking very bleak for Martinez to come back this year.
Affidavit says Martinez did verbally admit that he caused serious bodily injury to victim knowingly or recklessly #gowyo— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) January 15, 2013
Police say Martinez then admitted he kicked victimin head/face when he was on ground while victim could not defend himself. #gowyo— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) January 15, 2013
Same witness said Martinez was approx 15 feet away before kicking victim. Said kick "looked like a perfect soccer kick." #gowyo— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) January 15, 2013
That same witness said the victim was KO'd by Cooke punch. Said Martinez then ran and kicked victim in head 15-20 seconds after. #gowyo— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) January 15, 2013
Victim's brother said victim suffered "multiple fractures of lower mandible" as result of fight. Had jaw wired shut. #gowyo— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) January 15, 2013