Two in­dicted in Lorain mur­der of 67-year-old woman

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Keith Reynolds

In­dict­ments were re­leased May 17 charg­ing two Lorain men with a plethora of crimes in con­nec­tion to the March mur­der of a 67-year-old Lorain woman.

Lorenzo Gar­cia, 31, is fac­ing eight counts of ag­gra­vated mur­der of Linda Wis­niewski, five counts of mur­der, two counts of ag­gra­vated bur­glary, four counts of ag­gra­vated robbery, six counts of kid­nap­ping, four counts of felo­nious assault, two counts of theft, four counts of tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence and sin­gle counts of grand theft of mo­tor ve­hi­cle, at­tempted mur­der and hav­ing weapons un­der dis­abil­ity.

An­to­nio Martinez, 25, is fac­ing eight counts of ag­gra­vated mur­der, five counts of mur­der, two counts of ag­gra­vated bur­glary, four counts of ag­gra­vated robbery, six counts of kid­nap­ping, four counts of felo­nious assault, two counts of theft, two counts of tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence and sin­gle counts of grand theft of mo­tor ve­hi­cle, at­tempted mur­der and hav­ing weapons un­der dis­abil­ity.

The ag­gra­vated mur­der counts also in­cludes six spec­i­fi­ca­tions: that the ag­gra­vated mur­der was com­mit­ted in an ef­fort to es­cape de­tec­tion; the crime was com­mit­ted while they al­legedly were mur­der­ing more than one per­son; that the crime was com­mit­ted dur­ing the course of an ag­gra­vated bur­glary; that the crime was com­mit­ted dur­ing the course of an ag­gra­vated robbery; that the crime was com­mit­ted dur­ing a kid­nap­ping; and that they had firearms on them dur­ing the crime.

Many of the other charges the men face also carry firearms spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

Gar­cia and Martinez are ac­cused of stab­bing Wis­niewski to death and shoot­ing a 28-year-old man in the back of the head March 27 in an Amherst Av­enue home.

Ac­cord­ing to court per­son­nel, the male still is alive and is re­cov­er­ing from the shoot­ing.

Dur­ing Martinez’s ini­tial ar­raign­ment April 2 in Lorain Mu­nic­i­pal Court, Lorain Pros­e­cu­tor Jef­frey Sz­abo de­scribed the crimes the two are ac­cused of as “ex­tremely bru­tal.”

“A vic­tim was duct taped, bru­tally stabbed to death,” Sz­abo said. “An­other in­di­vid­ual who hap­pened to sur­vive was shot in the back of the head.

“Seemed like he was try­ing to get rid of any wit­nesses in this case.”

Both men could face the death penalty if con­victed. They are sched­uled to be ar­raigned in May 24 in Lorain County Com­mon Pleas Court.

Each man has a $2 mil­lion bond. They are lodged at the Lorain County Jail.

Both men could face the death penalty if con­victed. They are sched­uled to be ar­raigned in May 24 in Lorain County Com­mon Pleas Court.

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