MARICOPA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A $1 million cash bond has been set for a Maricopa man, who police claim killed his grandmother.
Maricopa Police caught up with Marcos Martinez early Tuesday morning in Chandler. the 23-year-old man was driving his grandmother's SUV. Martinez and his grandmother, identified in court documents as 62-year-old Vicky Ten Hoven, reportedly argued often.
Meanwhile, neighbors are shocked at Ten Hoven's death.
"Nobody deserves what happened," said Ann Breslin. "She was incredibly nice. She took care of her family. She was the glue."
According to police, Ten Hoven's husband returned home on Sunday night, and found his wife in a pool of blood in the kitchen. Court documents describe a gruesome scene inside the house, and according to the medical examiner, Ten Hoven died from blunt force trauma, but was also stabbed several times. The report described several bloodied knives and blood throughout the house.
Martinez was arrested, after police tracked him, using his cell phone, and recovered Ten Hoven's SUV. According to police, there was blood inside the car.
At Martinez's initial court appearance, he appeared confused about the charges. He is scheduled to be returned to Pinal County, so he can face charges there.
Ten Hoven was a well known and beloved realtor, according to those who knew her at a HomeSmart office, where Ten Hoven had been an agent for about eight months. Coworkers said they are in shock, and are pulling together to help Ten Hoven's family.