Skip to content
Home » News » Clyde woman’s murder trial will start soon: Husband’s body found in Seneca River in 2020

Clyde woman’s murder trial will start soon: Husband’s body found in Seneca River in 2020

Two years after a Clyde woman was arrested for killing her husband a trial date has been set.

Prosecutor Christine Callanan says Linda Martinez, 55, who was arrested by police on October 28th, 2020 will head to court on October 24th.

That’s when her murder trial will begin.

Martinez’ husband Rafael was reported missing by family members three days before he was found dead in the Seneca River.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

She faces a murder count, as well as a criminal possession of a weapon charge. Two other Wayne County men were arrested and charged with tampering with physical evidence, as well as criminal possession of a weapon.

They had been identified as Mark Shannon and Brandon Williams. The two are accused of helping Martinez dispose of the body in the Seneca River. Both are convicted felons.

Shannon and Williams, pictured right, have already been convicted and are serving sentences.
Shannon and Williams, pictured right, have already been convicted and are serving sentences.

Since being accused they have been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison each.

Defense Attorney Joe Damelio is representing Martinez in her murder case.



Top