Burger King worker not the only suspect in capital murder case

Antoinette Martinez, 19, has alleged ties to several recent crimes


SAN ANTONIO – Antoinette Martinez, 19, who, so far, faces charges related to a Burger King robbery and a capital murder case, also reportedly has a connection to another recent and violent case.

San Antonio police first arrested Martinez on Saturday after they said she confessed to staging a robbery along with a co-worker at the Burger King restaurant where she worked in the 1500 block of N. New Braunfels Avenue.

Martinez was released from jail the following morning after posting a $1,600 bond.

However, a few hours later, trouble literally came to her doorstep.

Police said Cameo Clines, 19, ran into an apartment in the 5500 block of S. New Braunfels Avenue and hid, after shooting a clerk in the face at a nearby convenience store.

The clerk, Awais Kazmi, 35, was treated at a hospital and released.

KSAT 12 News has learned that apartment where Clines reportedly was hiding is registered to Martinez.

Officers said they spent about an hour Sunday morning convincing him to come out of the home.

They arrested Clines, and took a woman who also was in Martinez's apartment at the time into custody for questioning.

San Antonio police would not release the name of that woman, who they consider to be a witness in the case.

Rosann Hughes, spokeswoman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said at some point after the clerk-shooting incident, Martinez confessed to murder.

"SAPD officers were questioning her in another case, and in the course of that questioning, it came up that she had knowledge of a homicide that was our case," she said.

Hughes said the charge against Martinez stems from the June 18 death of Xavier Cordero, 20.

She said Cordero was shot several times and killed in the 17200 block of Donop Road in Southeast Bexar County.

"(Martinez) lured the victim to her apartment for sex," Hughes said.  Once he came to her apartment, she and an accomplice took him, transported him elsewhere, to the Donop Road location and that's where he was shot multiple times. ... Where this case stands is, it's actually still being investigated and more arrests are expected."

After her Monday arrest, Martinez was booked into jail with bond set at $1 million.

Clines also remains in jail with his bond set at $100,000.

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