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Idaho man held on $5M bond after being charged in girlfriend's death


NAMPA, Idaho — A southwestern Idaho man is being held on $5 million bond after appearing in court on second-degree murder charges.

Alfredo Martinez did not enter a plea during his arraignment Friday on charges he killed his girlfriend by hitting her in the head with a hammer and buried her body in a cornfield.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Martinez answered Magistrate Judge A. Lynne Krogh's questions as she read the charges with a quiet, "Yes, ma'am."

Court documents say Martinez told police officers he hit 36-year-old Selena Thomas with a metal hammer and shoved her into a dresser when she stepped toward him.

The documents say Martinez panicked and put her body in a closet, then buried the body with a friend in a field south of Melba two days later.

Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune,

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