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03/31/08 - Longview

Suspect Arrested In Weekend Longview Murder

Courtesy Gregg County Sheriff's Office Courtesy Gregg County Sheriff's Office

Longview police have arrested a suspect in the weekend murder of an East Texas man.

Just after midnight, Sunday police found Javier Martinez, 22, sitting inside a car in a ditch at the intersection of Clover Lane and Level Street.  Police say Martinez appeared to be suffering from serious injuries and was immediately taken to a local hospital where he later died. 

22 year old Timothy Joseph Baker of Longview was arrested earlier this morning for the crime. Baker confessed to police that he and Martinez had gotten into an altercation earlier that day at a convienence store and that afterwards, Baker stabbed Martinez.

Bond has not yet been set for Baker.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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