Woman found guilty of having man robbed during sex-for-pay visit

Elizabeth Martinez, 34, could face life in prison

By Paul Venema - Reporter, Misael Gomez - Photojournalist

SAN ANTONIO - A jury Wednesday found a 34-year-old woman guilty of orchestrating the robbery of a man who had paid her for sex.

After deliberating for just over two hours, jurors found Elizabeth Martinez guilty of aggravated robbery.

According to testimony, a 52-year-old man testified that during a sex-for-pay visit to his home by Martinez, two men burst in, ransacked the home and robbed him.

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During closing arguments Wednesday, Martinez's lawyer questioned the robbery charges.

"Why would you kill the goose that laid the golden egg, if he was paying her $300 for sex each time they had sex?" defense attorney James Oltersdorf asked.

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Martinez elected to have Judge Raymond Angelini, rather than the jury, decide her punishment. She could be sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison up to a maximum of life in prison.

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