ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a state District Court judge to separate the cases against three people accused in the Victoria Martens killing.
Michelle Martens, the girl’s mother, Fabian Gonzales, the mother’s boyfriend, and Jessica Kelley, the boyfriend’s cousin, are charged jointly in the rape and murder of the 10-year-old girl.
Prosecutors said attorneys for Gonzales and Kelley agree that the cases should be handled separately. Martens’ attorney has not responded. Gonzales’ attorney Tom Clark said the motion is a “formality,” and that all parties agree the trials should be severed.