- Date of Crime: 2005-01-02
- Location of crime:
- Hometown: James City, VA
- Sex: F
- Age: 16
- Sex: M
- Nationality: El Salvador
- DUI: Perpetrator was DUI or charged with DUI.
On January 2, 2005 Britney Binger, 16, was beat, raped, sodomized, and murdered by illegal alien Oswaldo Martinez. Binger's body was found at the entrance to the Whispering Pines Mobile Home Court in James City County, VA. The official cause of death was suffocation and asphyxiation.
Police say Binger was so badly beaten they had to send dental records to Richmond to help with her identification. Officials say a positive DNA test result led them to 34-year old Oswaldo Elias Martinez.
DNA found on a juice bottle at the crime scene, as well as skin recovered from under her fingernails, was matched to Martinez. Police got a sample of his DNA after he discarded a beer bottle at a nearby restaurant.
Martinez, an illegal alien from Salvador, was arrested and charged with capitol murder, rape and sodomy.
According to police, Martinez lived with relatives in a trailer in the Windy Hill Mobile Home Park - the same trailer park where Binger lived.
Police believe Binger was attacked on the night of January 2nd as she was walking between the Windy Hill and Whispering Pines mobile home parks.
The Immigration and Naturalization service was been contacted to determine if Martinez was in the U.S. legally. Officials say they have been unable to find any record of Martinez's entry into the U.S. Martinez, from El Salvador, does not speak English and is hearing impaired.
Martinez had been in custody in 2004 for drunk driving, possessing a bogus Social Security number and driving without a license.
Murder suspect had fraudulent Social Security card, by Doug Aronson
WAVY TV10, Portsmouth, VA
James City County Officials Make Arrest in Murder of 16-Year Old
2AUG05, Washington Post
The Unspeakable, by Paul Duggan
25AUG07, Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, VA
Regional jail next stop for Oswaldo Martinez, by Amanda Kerr