Less than eight hours before he was found dead in his cell, Bryan Martinez was in District Court for a sentencing hearing.
That hearing didn’t go well for him.
Martinez, 29, had entered a guilty plea on Aug. 26 to a single count of child abuse, a third-degree felony. The victim in the case was Martinez’ 3-year-old stepson, who sustained a broken arm in May of 2015.
Martinez was facing a sentence of anything from probation to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.