A Look Back At Sophia Martinez's Murder
POSTED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:41pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 5:11pm
El Paso - It all began at an East El Paso drive-up ATM on a Friday night in March 2000.
Sophia Martinez, just 18-years old at the time, stopped to withdraw some cash before a blind date.
But she would never make it.
William Josef Berkley robbed Martinez at the ATM, before kidnapping her and shooting her five times in the head.
Police found her body two days later in the Northeast El Paso desert.
Two years later it took a jury only three hours of deliberating before convicting Berkley of Capital Murder.