Victor Martinez Aureliano Martinez appears in a Santa Maria courtroom with his attorney Lori Pedego on Thursday, Aug. 13. Martinez is an illegal immigrant accused of sexually assaulting, strangling and beating Marilyn Pharis last month.
Victor Martinez Aureliano Martinez appears in a Santa Maria courtroom with his attorney Lori Pedego on Thursday, Aug. 13. Martinez is an illegal immigrant accused of sexually assaulting, strangling and beating Marilyn Pharis last month. Daniel Dreifuss AP
Victor Martinez Aureliano Martinez appears in a Santa Maria courtroom with his attorney Lori Pedego on Thursday, Aug. 13. Martinez is an illegal immigrant accused of sexually assaulting, strangling and beating Marilyn Pharis last month. Daniel Dreifuss AP