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Longmont stabbing suspect Dino Martinez claims 'self defense'

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  • LONGMONT - The second victim of a fatal stabbing in Longmont was identified Tuesday morning.

    Family members identified one victim as 18-year-old Jerrad Wallace. The name of the first victim, 19-year-old Brian Farmer, was released on Tuesday. A 17-year-old boy later identified as Trevor Golifka, remains in the hospital. According to Trevor's family Tuesday morning, he is "doing OK."

    Police say 20-year-old Secundino "Dino" Martinez was arrested for the stabbings early Sunday morning at an underage party.

    Martinez was in court Tuesday morning and was formally charged with two counts of attempted murder in the case and one count of first-degree murder.

    The stabbings happened just after 2 a.m. in the 700 block of Francis Street in Longmont. Investigators say about 20 people were at the party hosted by an 18-year-old whose parents were out of state.

    The host of the Saturday party told police he invited Martinez to "hang out."

    "During the time Dino was there, he became belligerent, calling girls names and causing trouble," the affidavit reads. "Several people asked him to leave. Dino grabbed a knife from the kitchen and put in his pocket inside his pants."

    According to the report, Martinez left the house and several people followed him. Police say Martinez got into a fight with Farmer, Farmer ended up on the ground with "Martinez sitting above him and striking him repeatedly."

    According to court documents obtained by 9NEWS, Farmer was already dead when the emergency crews got to the scene of the party.

    The two other victims, Trevor and Wallace, were transported to Longmont United Hospital with multiple stab wounds. Court documents say Wallace had at least one stab wound to his heart. Trevor's lungs collapsed while in emergency room.

    "There was some marijuana and alcohol at the house," Longmont Cmdr. Jeff Satur said. "As the night progressed, a fight broke out."

    The arrest affidavit says witnesses told police Farmer, Trevor and Wallace were fighting with Martinez.

    Satur said Martinez stabbed the three people in the yard of the home and then took off.

    "We located him at the Walmart east of town, on Highway 119, about 4.5 miles from [the home,]" Satur said.

    Court documents say when police made contact with Martinez, he told them "six people were beating me up. I was defending myself."

    Neighbor Andrew Lanham says his friend was at the party but left before the fight.

    "[He was] mortified because it was just a matter of timing," Lanham said.

    Wallace was many things to his family and friends.

    "He wanted to love everyone, and everyone around him loved him. He demanded respect because of it," Wallace's sister Daniella said. "It was just the way that he was."

    "I believe he died saving other people," Daniella added. "[Martinez] obviously wasn't stable. He went on a rampage. Jerrad died saving his friends."

    Police have been looking for the knife used in the crime, and now they believe they may have found it in a backyard near where it happened. Testing will have to be done to confirm that it is the knife used.

    They believe Martinez stole a bike as he was trying to get away, and are trying to find who it belongs to.

    If you have any information on the case, call Longmont PD at 303-651-8501 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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