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Two Brownfield men sentenced for July 2009 murder

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BROWNFIELD, TX (KCBD) - Two men accused in a Terry County murder case have both taken plea deals. The shooting happened on July 20th, 2009 and left 25-year-old Pete Martinez dead.

Investigators said at the time that they believe his death could have been in retaliation for an armed robbery just a block away from his northeast Brownfield home, but authorities say Pete Martinez was never considered a suspect in that robbery.

Brownfield police were alerted to an armed robbery on in the 300 Block of East Stewart Street around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19th.  One of the victim's flagged down a Terry County Sheriff's Deputy. He told the deputy two men robbed him and another man at gun point, taking an undetermined amount of money and a pair of tennis shoes.

When police officers responded, the victims did not wish to file a report or charges. "That grew concerns for officers thinking maybe there was going to be retaliation," Brownfield Police Chief Tony Serbantez said in July. 

Police told NewsChannel 11 that about an hour and a half after the robbery call, they received a report of shots fired just a block south of Stewart Street on North A Street. 

Authorities said Pete Martinez got into a verbal fight with a group of around seven people. Two shots were fired. One struck Martinez in the neck. First responders rushed him to Brownfield Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Christopher Martinez, who was 24 at the time, admits to one charge deadly conduct, and will serve agreed to serve 17 years in prison.  Mike Contreras, who was 20 at the time, pleaded guilty to murder and will serve 25 years.

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