SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - It's a guilty plea for Isaac Martinez who gunned down his wife back in July 2011 and he will be sentenced to 75 years to life in state prison according to Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley.
Martinez pled guilty to First Degree Murder with the use of a gun causing death.
He also admitted that he did have a prior strike conviction for vehicular manslaughter in 2000.
Martin threatened to kill his 35-year-old wife, Maria Estrada Martinez and her son on July 31, 2011. On August 5th, he followed her to a convenience store and attacked her with .32 caliber handgun.
He hit her in the back of the head and then shot her twice in the chest.
Martinez's father and step-mother came to Santa Maria and picked him head to go to Arizona but they were stopped by the United State's Marshall's Office, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Yuma Arizona Police Department the next day when he was arrested.
Martinez will be sentenced on March 25, 2013 and will have to serve all of the 75 year sentence before he is eligible to attend a parole hearing.
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