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Columbus Woman Sentenced For Mistakenly Killing Motorcyclist

Nov 6, 2019

Maritza Martinez
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman who struck and killed a motorcyclist in August of last year has been sentenced to six years in prison. 

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Maritza Martinez will also serve three years of post-release control and is barred from having a driver’s license for life. Prosecutors say she struck and killed 20-year-old Ralph Yount, but was trying to kill the woman with whom her husband was having an affair.