Death penalty sought for Martinez-Guzman

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County District Attorneys office has confirmed to KOLO 8 News Now that a grand jury has formally delivered a ten-count indictment against Wilber Martinez-Guzman.

The indictments were filed late Wednesday. The ten criminal counts include multiple counts of burglary, the murders of Jerry and Sherri David of Reno and Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken of Gardnerville, and the possession of multiple stolen firearms.

In addition, prosecutors have announced their intent to seek the death penalty in the case, which reportedly is supported by the families of the victims.

The murder weapon is believed to be a .22 caliber pistol stolen from the Davids prior to their murders. Martinez-Guzman is also facing charges connected to the sale of stolen property to a store in Carson City.

Douglas County, Reno, Washoe County and Carson City officials are cooperating on the investigation. The murder, burglary and weapons possession charges in Douglas County and Reno will be tried together in Washoe District Court. The charges in Carson City will be on hold until after the Douglas and Washoe charges are resolved.