Will Serve 10 Years for Slaying Brother
BRONX– A Bronx man stabbed his brother to death because he made too much noise and woke him. Now the killer will spend the next 10 years in prison.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. said, “The defendant killed his brother because the victim was being loud and woke him up. Now the defendant will serve 10 years in prison for a senseless crime.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Dennis Martinez, 53, of Seward Avenue, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Lester Adler. A jury found the defendant guilty of first-degree Manslaughter on October 25, 2018.
According to the investigation, on March 4, 2016, inside the Castle Hill Houses in the Bronx, the defendant was awakened by noise and began to argue with his brother in the apartment they shared. The defendant then stabbed the victim, Jorge Montanez, multiple times in the chest, back and right leg. The 36-year-old victim died of his wounds at Jacobi Medical Center.
In an effort to deviate the investigation, the defendant initially told police that a group of men had attacked Montanez in the hallway, and that he tried to help his brother and was stabbed in the leg.