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Tag: Anthony Allen Martinez

Jan.
30th

13-year-old killed in Port Orchard fit a sad profile

This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.

Mercifully, the two Kitsap County deputies shot at the Port Orchard Walmart a week ago are out of the hospital and expected to recover.

The girl shot in the same gunfight, a Salt Lake City runaway named Astrid Valdiva, was not so fortunate. She was killed while running into the line of fire toward a man she reportedly called her lover, Anthony Allen Martinez.

Martinez: 31 years old. Valdiva: 13 years old. Sick.

Valdiva’s death with Martinez was rare, freakish and shocking. But the underlying pattern – adolescent girl hooked up with

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