By Ryan Yousefi
A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary after a violent and bloody break-in of her ex-husband’s Coral Springs home.
On July 25, the Coral Springs Police Department responded to a residence near the 8700 block of Northwest 35th Street that was the scene of an alleged domestic violence incident resulting in serious injuries.
According to the police report, officers made contact with a victim with visible injuries. He claimed a woman, later identified as his ex-wife Delcy Rodriguez Martinez, 43, of New York, had violently assaulted him during a chaotic break-in and vandalization of his home.
The victim told officers he was in his bedroom with another woman when Martinez allegedly entered his home without permission and broke down his bedroom door.
The report shows the unidentified woman hid in the bathroom for safety as the victim and Martinez engaged in a violent altercation.
Records show Martinez struck the victim in the back of the head with a glass beer bottle causing significant injuries.
The altercation then allegedly moved to the victim’s living room, where the victim claims Martinez obtained a knife and began cutting up the couch before picking up a hammer and destroying the television.
Martinez then allegedly used the hammer to break a glass dining room table and mirror hanging on a wall before taking out a razor blade and cutting her forearm multiple times, causing injuries that would later require a tourniquet and stitches.
According to records, Martinez claimed to have entered the victim’s home through an unlocked door to retrieve belongings; he had broken the bedroom door, and she was unaware of how she was cut, but that it likely was the result of the victim cutting her with the glass mirror.
During a search of her belongings, seven razor blades were discovered inside Martinez’s purse, with one piece of empty cardboard noted by officers as possible evidence of one razorblade missing and used.
Based on evidence gathered at the scene, it was discovered that Martinez no longer resided at the property and did not have the right to enter without permission.
Following the investigation, Martinez was arrested and taken into custody following being medically cleared at Broward Health North.
Martinez was transported to the Broward County Main Jail.
- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiple outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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