The second suspect arrested in the deadly Sacramento mass shooting posed with a handgun in a Facebook Live video hours before the carnage began, law enforcement said Tuesday.
Smiley Martin, 27, was also released earlier from a 10-year prison sentence for beating his girlfriend – despite protests from prosecutors who told the California parole board that the repeat offender should stay behind. bars.
Martin had pushed the girl to work as a prostitute, based on a two-page letter from District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s office obtained by the Sacramento Bee.
“He has no respect for others, for law enforcement or for the law,” Assistant District Attorney Danielle Abildgaard wrote in the letter.
“If he is released sooner, he will continue to break the law.”
Martin was charged with possession of a machine gun during the mass shooting. Sources informed the Bee that the weapon was a handgun that had been converted into an automated weapon that was discovered at the scene.
Martin was arrested in hospital while recovering from gunshot wounds from Sunday’s shooting that killed six people and injured 12 others.
It is unclear whether the weapon he was seen with in his Facebook Live video is identical as the weapon was recovered from the scene, the newspaper said. A Facebook profile indicating belonging to the suspect was set as personal on Tuesday.
Martin’s brother, Dandrae Martin, 26, was the prime suspect arrested in the shooting. Neither has been charged with murder and police believe a number of shooters were involved.
Smiley had several run-ins with the law until 2013, including a conviction for possession of an assault weapon. He was convicted of a series of robberies, giving false information to cops and attempting to flee on foot during a traffic stop, based on the bee.
Additionally, he was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend, tricking her into becoming a sex worker, advising her on what kind of buyers she should pursue and advice on how to to pay the costs, based on the attorney’s letter.
“He found her hiding in her bedroom closet and repeatedly punched her in the face, head and body, causing visible injuries,” the letter acknowledges.
“He then dragged her out of the house by her hair to a waiting car. After putting her in the car, he assaulted her with a belt.
The prosecutor said Martin’s drive in jail was “violent and long,” according to The Associated Press.
“Martin has committed multiple criminal offenses and clearly has little respect for human life and the law,” the letter reads.
With pole wires