Martinez Court Date Postponed

The initial appearance of a 33 year old Southern Door County woman in connection with the death of her eight month old child has been postponed until next week. Melissa Martinez was arrested after her daughter, Elena, was found to be unresponsive in a vehicle that had been left running for a considerable period of time on October 19th. The child was later pronounced dead at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Investigators have alleged that Martinez was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident & charges of negligent homicide & homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle are being contemplated. Judge D. Todd Ehlers set bail at $25,000 cash. Martinez had been represented by public defender Carrie Laplant, but now has retained Green Bay attorney Jeff Jazgar. District Attorney Ray Pelrine is handling the case for the prosecution. The new court date is Tuesday, November 8th at 10AM.

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