Jury Has Been Selected for the Javier Garcia Martinez Trial

Special to the Times-Free Press

A jury has been selected in the trial of Javier Garcia Martinez. Opening statements began on April 18.

Martinez, 42, is charged with armed assault to murder; assault & battery with a dangerous weapon, serious bodily injury. On August 29, 2021, MBTA police responded to a call for a male stabbed at the Maverick Station (Blue Line) in East Boston. The victim was transported by paramedics to Tufts Medical Center where he was treated for life threatening injuries. Victim sustained two incised punctures: one to the left arm and one to his right lower leg. After speaking with the victim, detectives learned that the defendant stabbed him believing he was a member of the 18th Street Gang. Surveillance footage depicts the defendant stabbing the victim on the outbound platform of the Maverick train station. The defendant is wearing distinctive clothing and as a result, detectives were able to track his route through various MBTA subway and bus lines using this surveillance footage. This also revealed that the defendant takes the same route daily.

The Commonwealth is represented by ADA Kaitlin Tolbert. The defendant is represented by Attorney William Keefe. This matter is being here in courtroom 808 before Hon. Daniel J. O’Shea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *