NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring New York City actress has finally faced down the suspect she helped police capture in connection with her father’s 1986 slaying.
Joselyn Martinez watched in court as Justo Santos pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment on murder and weapons possession charges. She said after the court appearance she felt “satisfaction.”
Santos was arrested this month in Miami. He had been named a suspect soon after November 1986 killing of Jose Martinez in Manhattan but had fled to the Dominican Republic.
Joselyn Martinez says since 2008 she had been paying for online background search programs to look up Santos’ name. One of her searches turned up a phone number and a Miami address. She handed her information over to police, leading to Santos’ arrest.