06/26/2010

Extradition sought in '95 Calif. cop slaying

Officer Robert Martin, 57, was fatally shot with his service weapon on a roadside near Phoenix

By Richard K. De Atley
The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Riverside County district attorney's office has been working since December to extradite a convicted police killer from Arizona's death row so he can be tried for the murder of a Blythe convenience store clerk 15 years ago.

Court documents here and in Arizona show Riverside County wants to retrieve Ernesto Salgado Martinez, 34, formerly of Indio. He is at the Arizona State Prison Complex - Eyman, in Florence.

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