Man challenges admission to Brownsville slaying
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man accused of killing the executive
director of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art told police that he
was drunk and angry during the fatal stabbing.
A pretrial hearing resumes Tuesday in Brownsville for
20-year-old Ernesto Ivan Martinez as he seeks to have his
videotaped admission banned as evidence.
Martinez is charged with murder in the October killing of Barry
Horn at the 59-year-old's home.
The videotapes, played in court Thursday, show Martinez telling
police that he got drunk because he previously was sexually
assaulted by Horn.
The Brownsville Herald reported Friday that police have
portrayed Martinez as Horn's former partner until they had a
Martinez, who also is charged with burglary of a habitation and
theft, was arrested in Matamoros, Mexico.