Martin Muniz, 41, was initially charged in January in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, with multiple counts of aggravated murder, attempted murder, assault, and other charges related to a shooting incident in Cleveland earlier that month.
A man who was previously charged in connection with a shooting in Ohio that resulted in four deaths and a child being injured has now been charged in a murder case
Prosecutors in Camden County, New Jersey, announced last week that following Muniz’s arrest in Cleveland, he provided information that led to his being charged with first-degree murder in the 2013 killing of 45-year-old Jaime Molina in Camden.
According to a probable cause statement supporting the New Jersey charge, a weapon seized from Muniz during an arrest in December 2013 matched a shell casing found near Molina’s body.
Muniz is currently being held on a $5 million bond for the January 13 slayings in Ohio. Cleveland police stated in a criminal affidavit that Muniz allegedly shot each of the victims in the head in different rooms of a residence in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.
He reportedly hailed a police cruiser and directed officers to the crime scene
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the three individuals pronounced dead at the scene as Muniz’s father, 69-year-old Miguel Gonzalez, his sister, 34-year-old Angelic Gonzalez, and her 16-year-old son Jayden Baez. A 48-year-old man later succumbed to his injuries at a hospital, and his 8-year-old daughter remains in critical condition.
Authorities in Camden County stated that they had been investigating Molina’s murder for nearly ten years since his body was discovered on Camden Street on October 30, 2013. In 2014, Molina’s wife suggested to WPVI-TV that her husband’s drug habit may have played a role in his death, recalling that on the day of the shooting, she had advised him not to leave when two friends came to pick him up.