Suspect charged in Maryland mother Rachel Morin’s murder – Crime Online

The Venezuelan murder suspect accused of killing Maryland mother of five Rachel Morin last year was indicted this week by a grand jury.

Victor Antonio Martinez Hernandez, 23, was charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree rape, third-degree sexual offense and kidnapping, WBAL reported.

“We are relieved that the grand jury has returned an indictment in this case,” Randolph Rice, attorney for the Morin family, said in a news release. “This is an important step toward achieving justice for Rachel Morin and holding the defendant accountable for this heinous crime. We will continue to work tirelessly to support Rachel’s family and ensure that their voice is heard throughout the judicial process.”

Morin, 37, was reported missing on August 5, 2023, as CrimeOnline reported. Her body was found the next day on Ma & Pa Trail in Bel Air. DNA from the crime scene eventually matched that of a home invasion suspect in California, but the suspect was not identified until last month.

Martinez Hernandez, who crossed illegally into the United States in January 2023 while fleeing from law enforcement, was located in Oklahoma and arrested on June 14. He was brought back to Maryland on June 20 and the indictment was handed down on Tuesday. He is due back in court on July 22.

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(Featured image: Rachel Morin/Facebook)