Hardy Plumbing
February 16, 2011

Allegedly Used Air Gun And Kitchen Knife



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A tempestuous relationship climaxed during the early morning hours Sunday when, according to police Sabas Martinez, 39, shot and stabbed his ex-girlfriend Noemi Sanchez, 40, at her home on Squaw Road in Springs.

According to Detective Lt. Chris Anderson, Sanchez was out Sunday morning, and the couple's three children aged 22, 16 and 11 were in the residence sleeping when Martinez arrived. "He goes into the house and camps out in her bedroom," Anderson related.

When Sanchez arrived home, at around 1:30 AM, Martinez was hiding, waiting. Martinez allegedly shot Sanchez in the head with a high- powered air rifle. A struggled ensued and, said Anderson, during a "rolling fight through the house," Sanchez was stabbed several times with a kitchen knife.

The older children intervened, helping their mother break free of her assailant.

Responding to a 911 call, police found Sanchez injured and Martinez in the kitchen suffering from self-inflicted knife wounds. He was subdued after a brief tussle with arresting officers.

Sanchez was transported first to Southampton Hospital, then to University Hospital at Stony Brook where she underwent an operation early Monday morning. Martinez was treated and released from Southampton Hospital.

Martinez was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Monday morning. He's charged with first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. With prior felony convictions, Martinez was remanded to Suffolk County jail without bail. Anderson believed town police may have been called to a domestic disturbance at the residence once before.

The couple had been together for over 20 years when they broke up recently. According to published reports Sanchez had an order of protection against Martinez in place.

kmerrill@indyeastend.com

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