December 21, 2021 -Springfield- Yesterday, Gerardo Felix-Martinez was sentenced to 15-18 years in prison, after a change of plea hearing in Hampden Superior Court. Martinez plead guilty to the following charges; armed assault to murder on a person over 60, armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, strangulation or suffocation, assault and battery on a disabled person over 60.
on December 7, 2018, the Springfield Police Department responded to a home on Shaine Circle to an alarm going off. Once inside officers discovered a women suffering from what appeared to be severe stab wounds in and around her neck. First aid was immediately provided before the victim was taken to the hospital, where she was rushed into surgery. Officers discovering the alarm likely saved her life by their quick actions.
Officers were quickly able to identify Gerardo Felix-Martinez, 41, of Springfield as the primary suspect for having committed the stabbing. He was located a short distance away through tracking an electronic monitoring device he was wearing for a case he was released on out of Worcester County.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “The victim’s courageousness and resilience in surviving this horrific attack in her own home is remarkable. Assistant District Attorney Ingrid Frau skillfully prosecuted this case to a just result for the victim.”
Gerardo Felix-Martinez was sentenced after the change of plea hearing to 15-18 years in prison and was committed to MCI – Cedar Junction at Walpole.
Assistant District Attorney Ingrid Frau successfully represented the Commonwealth in this case.