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UPDATE: Suspect in Double Murder Tried Suicide

UPDATE: Suspect in Double Murder Tried Suicide

POSTED: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 10:32pm

EL PASO - The suspect arrested in an El Paso double murder tried to take his own life after the killings according to a police affidavit released today.

Christian Alberto Martinez, 21, faces capital murder charges.

He is accused in the stabbing deaths of 20-year-old Jovana Flores and her 58-year-old mother, Amalia Flores on February 5.

The police affidavit also pointed to a possible motive for the murders.  Martinez evidently took offense when Jovana Flores passed him as she jogged by.

Police say Martinez followed her, entered her home and killed the two women after which he attemped suicide by cutting his left inner forearm.

Investigators said there was no relationship between Martinez and either of the victims.

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