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Former officer guilty

(Jury finds Martinez guilty)…The verdict was announced Tuesday.

Rafael Adan Martinez had been arrested a couple years ago at a tire shop he operated in El Centro. Martinez was a former Holtville police officer and a former Deputy at the Sheriff’s office. The jury determined he was guilty of conspiring to commit a kidnapping for the purpose of ransom, reward or extortion, and two drug related charges. Martinez will be sentenced on June 9th