Man dies just after being charged in 1987 killing

Roman Martinez is charged with capital murder for the November 1987 death of his neighbor, Jacqueline Anderson.

July 19, 2013 11:39:08 AM PDT
The suspect recently charged in the 1987 murder of Jacqueline Anderson died Friday morning.

Roman Martinez, 71, was just arrested and charged with capital murder this past week. Cold case detectives say Martinez admitted to burglarizing Anderson's home, stealing her purse and killing her nearly 26 years ago.

Martinez was a sex offender and violent criminal who has been in and out of jail since the 1950s.

He died in a hospital. His cause of death has not been made public.

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