A Milwaukee County Court found defendant, Paura Martinez Jr. not guilty due to mental disease for a double homicide.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
July 29, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, Milwaukee County Court Judge Stephanie Rothstein found Alfonso Paura Martinez Jr., 26, not guilty for reason of mental disease or defect for a double homicide in November 2014. Paura Martinez Jr. was ordered committed to the Department of Health Services to spend the next 50 years in a mental health institution instead of prison. Judge Rothstein found that the defendant is a danger to himself and the public, which most likely spend the rest of his life in a mental health treatment facility.
The “Court further found the involuntary administration of psychotropic medications is needed because the defendant is substantially incapable of applying an understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and alternatives to his mental illness,” according to Milwaukee County Court records.
On December 1, 2014, police discovered the bodies of Alfonso “Poncho” Paura Martínez, 55, and Paura Martínez Jr.’s uncle, Manuel Paura Martínez, 58, at a Milwaukee North side home. Paura Martínez Jr. who is Poncho’s son was taken into custody after wielding a knife at several police officers where the bodies were found inside the home.
Paura Martínez Jr. was charged with two felony counts for attempted first-degree homicide.