New Richmond man sentenced to prison for trying to kill his mother

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(WQOW) – A New Richmond man accused of trying to kill his mother will serve time in prison.

Last September, police said Omar Martinez put a loaded handgun to his mother’s head and pulled the trigger twice, but the gun misfired both times.

In July, Martinez agreed to a plea deal pleading guilty to two felonies, in return for the dismissal of an attempted murder charge.

Monday, the judge sentenced Martinez to 3 1/2 years in prison followed by five years of extended supervision. Once he is out of jail, he is ordered to maintain absolute sobriety.


A western Wisconsin man accused of trying to kill his mother, will be sentenced in October.

Omar Martinez, from New Richmond, pleaded guilty Monday to two felonies, in return for dismissal of the attempted murder charge.

Saint Croix County investigators say last September, he put a loaded handgun to his mother’s head and pulled the trigger twice, but the gun misfired both times. He faces up to 15 years in prison at sentencing.

WQOW Staff

WQOW Staff

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