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Martinez attorney seeks a new trial

(Martinez sentencing postponed)…Attorneys for Rafael Adan Martinez have filed a motion for a new trial.

That motion must be heard before he can be sentenced. Martinez was convicted of conspiring to kidnap an individual for the purpose of ransom, and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales and transportation. He was arrested last October at a tire shop he owned in El Centro. At the time it was suspected the former law enforcement officer was a distributor of methamphetamine obtained in Mexicali.