CREATED Jul. 26, 2013
Omaha, NE - He's the man accused of brutally beating and raping a 93-year old woman. Friday, 19-year old Sergio Martinez-Perez faced a judge on upgraded charged: first degree murder.
Previously, Perez faced charges of first degree assault, sexual assault and burglary. Then three days after he allegedly attacked Lousie Sollowin, she died at the hospital due to blunt force trauma. Now, Perez sits at the Douglas county jail, without bond.
The county attorney's office is charging Perez with felony-murder. That's when a death occurs due to a felony such as sexual assault or burglary, Perez is accused of committing both.
Immigration has a hold on Perez, suggesting he may not be a U.S. Citizen. If he is not here legally, Perez will still serve his sentence if found guilty. After he serves his penalty he would be deported, however, if Perez is found guilty of the first degree murder charges, his penalty would be life in prison or death, offering no chance for deportation.
Perez will stay in jail at least until his preliminary hearing on August 12.