Martinez Sentenced in Strangulation Case

Pleaded guilty to strangling girlfriend during sex

Tom Puckett
August 30, 2019 - 2:50 pm
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Cheektowaga man will spend 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to strangling his girlfriend during sex.

27-year-old Sonny Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony last month.

He admitted to causing the death of 23-year-old Brittney Balbuzoski inside his apartment on Ivanhoe Road back in January.

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