Murder suspect to remain in jail until September trial

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

ELKHART A man accused in a deadly shooting at an apartment complex will wait for his September trial in jail.

Miguel Martinez, 18, was ordered held without bond during a hearing Thursday.

Martinez is charged with murdering Anthony Perez, 26, in March at the Deer Creek Apartments in Elkhart. Martinez avoided arrest for nearly two months, before he was apprehended in Chicago.

He was appointed a public defender Tuesday, according to The Elkhart Truth.

If convicted, he could face 65 years behind bars.

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