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Enforcer for a Mexican Cartel American Sicario Admits to Killing 30 in U.S.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 |

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

 
He describes himself as a “debt collector” for the Mexican drug cartels, admittedly killed more than 30 people in the United States, according to investigators.
If Jose Martinez, 51, is found guilty of dozens of homicides on both coasts, would earn a place among the most lethal serial murderers in American history.
Investigators  have confirmed that Martinez is responsible for a double homicide in Marion County, Florida, March homicide in Lawrence County, Alabama, and at least 10 murders in California 2006, according to officials sheriff's office.
Martinez, a U.S. citizen, told investigators that he had committed the murders and more than a dozen others as an enforcer for several Mexican drug lords, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Captain Tim McWhorter.
McWhorter said,  "He had a reputation in the drug world as the guy who will get the job done. If he was assigned to receive money, he was receiving the  money. If he was assigned to kill,  the kill was done".

A trail of blood
Startling admissions from the alleged killer to  officials in Alabama, where investigators  from all involved  States converged in early June to interview the suspect,  nearly four months after the Florida detectives found key evidence linking Martinez to a unsolved case of 7-year-old, according to Marion County, Florida, Det. TJ Watts.
 
Authorities probing the November 8, 2006 murder of two Hispanic men, in February determined that DNA from a cigarette butt discovered in a Nissan truck, where riddled bodies were found of Javier Huerta, 20, and Gustavo Rivas, 28,  matched  Martinez said Watts. Authorities issued an arrest warrant against him.
The following month, authorities in Alabama investigating the murder of  Jose Ruiz, 32, March without revealing evidence  uncovered, said that it was left by Martinez at the crime scene during his visit to that state, a state where his daughter resides,  according to Captain McWhorter.
The authorities had previously suspected the boyfriend of the daughter of Martinez, Jaime Romero, but "incriminating information from anonymous sources" provided to investigators suggest Martinez pulled the trigger, McWhorter said.

By chance, Martinez was arrested by agents of the U.S. Border Patrol in early June near Yuma, Arizona, after trying to cross the border from Mexico without proper identification. Officials quickly matched  criminal fingerprint data to  Martinez and ordered his extradition to Alabama, where he now faces charges of murder, according to McWhorter.

At first, Martinez denied having participated in the murder of Ruiz, but eventually confessed to that  killing after only  an hour of questioning.
By then, McWhorter said, "the floodgates opened and began to confess multiple murders in Florida and California."
 
Martinez paused, looked at him, and thanked him for being respectful, before declaring: "I'm going to tell you the truth."
Martinez confessed to the Ruiz killing. But he was not done. He went on to confess to killing 30 men, McWhorter said. Of those, detectives so far have been able to identify 13 cases to be followed up.
 
In Lawrence County, investigators believe Martinez killed Ruiz out of anger after Ruiz insulted an acquaintance's girlfriend, and Martinez's daughter.
Martinez told investigators he worked on a contracts for a Mexican drug lord and other unidentified customers. He said many of the murders of which he confessed - including the 2006 double murder - resulted from disputes over trafficking and sales of illicit drugs.

"He is considered a bail bondsman for the cartels," said Watts. "It's a way you feed your family. He shows no remorse. He is cold-hearted and grim. "

The sicario describes says he began killing people at age 16, although it is unclear whether the alleged murders in that age were conducted at the request of Mexican drug cartels.

Martinez McWhorter claims  that in addition to drug related hits, he  killed people "involved in pedophilia or sexual abuse" as part of a personal vendetta work  unrelated to Mexican cartels.
The authorities have not confirmed that none of the victims were sex offenders Martinez said McWhorter.
However, McWhorter said investigators have found that Martinez is "very specific about the details of unsolved cases."
"He knows details that no one else knows, except the murderer. Proof is in  the details, "said McWhorter.

Martinez is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail Alabama. He is  expected to plead guilty to the murder charge in that county. It is unclear when he will face charges in the Marion County, Florida
Researchers in Tulare, Calif., are investigating five unsolved homicides in which Martinez may have been the author, according to the Tulare County Sgt. Chris Douglass.

The other five murders in California may have occurred in other jurisdictions in the state, said McWhorter

 Sources to write this post: Drug Central-NBC Florida

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33 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

pinche pendejo..he admits to other murders..what a dumass.

Anonymous said...

Do you know which cartel?
If it was CDS or the Zs he may not get convicted.

Anonymous said...

Well time to put him on the skillet and fty him like a juicey golden fish yummy fot your tummy

Anonymous said...

I hope violence in mexico spills over to the u.s so american people can taste wat mexican people suffer

Anonymous said...

Mario pelon el x20 just killed in tampico breaking news!!

Chivis said...

I can find nothing on X20.where did you hear that?

@1:47 If I was to venture a guess I would say CDS not Zetas (because of the timeline)

However it could be CDG

Anonymous said...

I hope violence in México will end, because no one deserves to live in fear and what I hope from the US is for the people there to know about what goes on down here, understand it and help us put an end to this sad situation

Anonymous said...

Anyone seen the movie no country for old men this guy reminds me of the killer that was after the guy whole stole money from a mexican cartel.

Anonymous said...

Make sure to back up your news, you get exited and come running to Borderlanbeat, im not sayin you're lying
Twister

Anonymous said...

Early reports indicate Mario Ramirez, X-20, might have been by elements of the Sedena earlier today. It has'nt been officially confirmed. The plot thickens for the CDG.

Anonymous said...

to bad for him that he wasnt in mexico, he'd still be a free man. but, you start fuckin around in america and you will be caught. It just goes to show you that the u.s still has recources to pour into 7 year old unsolved murders dealing with DNA. DNA takes a little time to pull but they will get you.

Chivis said...

yeah...all I found was mundo and they have erroneously had him dead X2 this past year. But someone says Valor Tamps has the story I will check it out. I check local blogs but nothing yet. Could be true but when a blog has a history of reporting untruths I hold back.

Anonymous said...

A lot of critics and smart asses here in borderlandbeat my source is a cousin that lives in tampico smart alek and although I may not be 100 pct I'm goin out on a limb and saying its him just talked to him again and say its confirmed nothing is 100 but well see u got better sources or bbeat is ur main source of breaking news jeje

Chivis said...

I checked Valor and there is nothing. and no one is reporting anything. without details there is no news we can't publish a one sentence line....need details if true.

at 6:54 how about getting some details from your Tampico cousin...something to make a post of. when you say "confirmed" by who? give us something.

Anonymous said...

U r a fucking idiot.why would u wish that on your worst enemy but he gonna get the death penalty here for that many murders.we dont like whats going on in mexico any more than u do and we cant control what our gvt does but i can do my little part as i do not buy or use their product or anyone elses.if alot more ppl did that maybe there might be less of a demand for it and less violence but unlike mexico i can keep my weapons to defend myself

Anonymous said...

Ok here's latest plaza boss is dragon 18 could be him no doubt it was a golfo jefe tierra, historias have jus announced his death and primo said golfos are on alert and estacas are arriving major movement by the gulf ill keep updating

Chivis said...

Remember Historias is in the BDN group, Mundo also..all the same people. I made a post of what I know so far.

with fotos follow the link below

Here:

http://borderland-beat-forum.924382.n3.nabble.com/X20-is-Reported-Killed-Again-td4051908.html

Anonymous said...

Give that assassin a medal for killing all of his fellow dealers and criminal types. Then give him a ticket to hell.

Anonymous said...

June 16, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Is it 18 or El dragon 32? Bravos Dragons Tamaulipas

Anonymous said...

http://redgrillo.com/supuesta-muerte-de-mario-ramrez-trevio-el-peln-o-x-20-del-cdg-en-balacera-en-tampico.html

Here it is. About the recent claim of X-20 being killed.

Anonymous said...

By the way, QUE HOMBRE TAN FEO.

Anonymous said...

Fuck they got mi tio..keep ur.head up..

Anonymous said...

im guessing the reason he has so many kills is because how can you not crack up when you see that face, thats how he was able to get so close to these people, it's the comical moustache, it;s like the ultimate party favor disguise. hmm, i woonder why he copped to all the murders,with just 2 or so he wont be getting out, maybe he wanted to stop the life...

Anonymous said...

I'm from FL I knew Javier he just had a baby girewhen he got kill the did over ten bricks thought he could get away with it his baby girl has it can't get till 21. Deland Fl

Anonymous said...

9:13 pm. Ditto. My sentiments exactly! Short and sweet. Thanks,Chivis for finding yet another crazy story! US citizen....he's toast. Texas Grandma. Peace.

Anonymous said...

All the news about X-20 is B.S. Yall really think a boss will get killed driving around in a car like that with no armor??? He is somewhere hidden from all the chaos.

Anonymous said...

He's confessing to slow down the process and possibly try to plea bargin a life sentence - Alabama and Florida are death penalty states.

Anonymous said...

10:23- I agree that Alabama is a death penalty state. My fear is the gov't will do a sweet deal if he talks about who he did the "jobs" for. Case in point, Ex mob boss Whitey Bulger. 2 guys that each killed more people than Whitey, got 12 years each to testify against him at his trial going on in Boston now. Or remember the twins in Chicago? This is not justice in my mind. Once again, if I killed one person, I'd be sitting on death row. Allowing mass murders to walk after 12 years is really going to send a message to the other nut jobs. "Hey,kill as many people you want..
Just have dirt on a cartel and we've got a sweet deal for you." Makes me realize the US gov't.can't seem to catch anyone without help from another evil criminal. It sucks.My prayers go out to see real justice served against him. Too bad he wasn't caught in Texas. Thanks again for yet another article on the evil that prevails around drugs. Peace,Texas Grandma.

Anonymous said...

Lol are you stupid or do you pretend to be one ?of course his getting g convicted. Smh !

Anonymous said...

Are you serious?

Anonymous said...

Thats true.sammy the bull gravano had 19 murders that they definitely cud have pinned on him but they wanted john gotti way worse so they made a real good deal with him at the time.31/2 yrs and witness protection program for him for 19 hits.youre right texas do not play on murder they will fry your ass for that

Anonymous said...

I hear ya.id probably pull the trigger my damn self rather than have to look at that goofy motherfucker lol.in all seriousness he a u.s citizen he history.he better be making his final arrangements cause they gonna execute him for that

Anonymous said...

If this would of happened in MEXICO this case would of never been solved. FACT

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