Del Rio News Herald – Mistrial ordered in sexual assault case

A state district judge Thursday ordered a mistrial in the case of a man accused of having sex with his wife’s 15-year-old sister.

63rd Judicial District Judge Henry Fernandez Thursday morning granted the defense motion for a mistrial in the case of Evodio Martinez, whose trial on a sexual assault charge started last week.

Neither Martinez nor his wife, Eloina Martinez, a key witness in the case against him, returned to court Wednesday following a five-day recess in the proceedings.

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