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Gangster 'Doughboy' Convicted of Brutal Jail Attack

Two known, high-ranking gang members extended their violent streak to Santa Cruz County jail in 2011 and both have been convicted since.

Contributed by the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office:

District Attorney Bob Lee announced today that, a jury convicted Albert "Doughboy" Martinez of being an active participant in a criminal street gang, possession of a weapon in jail, and assault with a deadly weapon.  

The jury further found that the crimes were committed in association with a criminal street gang.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Aug. 8, 2011 in the Santa Cruz County Jail. On that date, armed gang members Martinez and Jesse Ybarra attacked a fellow inmate. The inmate suffered minor injuries as a result of the attack and has since made a full recovery.

At the time of the attack, Martinez and Ybarra were considered to be high-ranking gang members.

Martinez, 37, will be required to serve 80 percent of his sentence prior to becoming eligible for parole. He is facing over 24 years in prison. Martinez is due back in court on Feb.  A sentencing date has not yet been set.

On Dec. 21, 2012, Ybarra was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for his involvement in the attack.

debra February 20, 2013 at 07:00 AM
are you serious? The guy that did the stabbing got 10 years with 1/2 while the other guy whose supposedly is just accesory may get 24 or more years. come on people,WAKE UP. Our JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS BACK WARDS. Im totally against criminal gangs but open your eyes. This is not FAIR for Mr.MARTINEZ. I followed this story from day one and believe me, there is something crooked about this case. WHAT YOU SAY ONLY THE LAW WOULD KNOW. SANTA CRUZ COURT HOUSE IS A JOKE. BY MR. ORTIZ
crystal ross February 20, 2013 at 07:27 AM
FIRST OF ALL LET ME TELL HIS MOTHER AND FAMILY TO HANG IN THERE I HAVE SAT IN THAT VERY COURT ROOM WITH HIS MOTHER AND EVEN WATCHED THE VIDEO TAPE THAT IS CALLED EVIDENCE FROM WHAT I SAW WITH MY OWN EYES WAS NOT MR.MARTINES WHO COMMITED THE ATTACK TO GIVE HIM 24 YEARS IS RIDICULOUS SOMEONE NEEDS TO HELP MR.MARTINES AND HIS FAMILY FIGURE OUT THIS WHOLE MESS THIS IS CLEARLY NOT HOW THIS CASE SHOULD HAVE TURNED OUT!!!!
Nikdizz831 February 20, 2013 at 09:09 AM
I'm not sure but it sounds like Ybarra is probably working with the cops or maybe even the Feds. How else are you only convicted of 10 years and pick up no gang enhancement charge??? Doesn't sound right to me. I've followed this through the papers and news and it seems like someone decided to turn straight rat and the other is taking everything the court can throw his way. I guess having integrity or a backbone mean nothing these days.
debra February 20, 2013 at 09:56 AM
WHAT am i reading this right did this paper say JESSE YBARRA GOT 10 YEARS FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE ATTACK ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND.....MR YBARRA IS THE ONE WHO STABBED THIS YOUNG MAN IN THE FRIST PLACE NOT MR.MARTINEZ. ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE MR YBARRA HAS SHIT WITH THIS YOUNG MAN OVER A FAMILY MEMBER NOT MR.MARTINEZ AND YES YOUR RIGHT HE IS WORKING WITH SOMEONE LET ME TELL YOU CAUSE THIS COURT SYSTEM HAS THIS ALL BACK WARDS. WHY CAUSE THE JUDGE FALL FOR HIS LIES ABOUT WANTING TO TALK KIDS AWAY FROM GANGS YA RIGHT MORE LIKE TALK THEM IN TO THE GANG CAUSE THE COPS SAID IT RIGHT THERE IN COURT THAT HE WAS STILL A GANG MEMBER SO WHAT ABOUT THAT?
santiago ortiz February 20, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Crooked court house I may say
Cathy P. February 20, 2013 at 04:24 PM
"I guess having integrity or a backbone mean nothing these days." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are talking about gang members right? Just asking...
joe durty February 20, 2013 at 05:19 PM
What the this article doesn't say is why Mr.Martinez is in jail in the first place..if I are correct, he led officers on a high speed chase and possession of fire arms..jus saying though..if your committing crimes in & out of jail...hmmm...what part of the judicial system is crooked..as a criminal myself, dealing with my own cases I have learned to jump on a deal for less time..never have I worked with the feds or the cops to get a lower sentence..when your wrong, man up and accept the time you do for your crime..keep ya head up Doughboy..
M. T. February 20, 2013 at 11:26 PM
let me say this in this town its all backwards we are guilty and need to prove we are innocent.For whatever reason there are a few people that WPD, does not seem to want to allow to live in Watsonville, so if they can play dirty trust and believe they will. WPD are the last people i would call to serve and protect, they seeem to have all forgotten whats the real reason they decided to become law enforcement.
santiago ortiz February 21, 2013 at 02:40 AM
Thats right M.T.
debra February 21, 2013 at 01:49 PM
The papers want to call this a BRUTAL attack then say minor injuries then how is it a BRUTAL attack this DA has it all mix's up also they said that they both were high ranking gang members. Well why was it that Jesse Ybarra only got 10 years with half. And give Mr Martinez 24 years so INJUSTICE this system is so wrong.
debra February 26, 2013 at 02:18 PM
Crispy Cracker 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013 Nasty scum, backs still wet from their rio crossing commuting hanus crimes in and out of jail should expect old time execution then to be booted back to their country from which… more ›
debra February 26, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Now let me say something to this so call CRISPY CRACKER.FIRST OF ALL IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT MR MARTINEZ IS DONT OPEN YOUR TRAP CAUSE HE'S NOT NO WET BACK ALL OF YOU THINK RIGHT AWAY THERE ALL FROM MEXCIO WELL YOUR SO WRONG THAT'S WHY IT DON'T PAY TO SO ANYTHING. LET ME TELL YOU MY FAMILY AT ONE TIME OWNED THE PLAZA TOWN TOWN WATSONVILLE.HE DID NOT CROSS NO RIO MAYBE THATS WHAT YOU DID AND THEY NEED TO BOOT YOUR ASS RIGHT BACK WERE YOU CAME FROM WET BACK .
debra February 26, 2013 at 02:41 PM
YOU KNOW WHAT ALL YOU PEOPLE ARE VERY FAST TO SAY THIS AND THAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE FROM MEXCIO BUT LET ME OPEN YOUR EYES A LITTLE THE VEGETABLES YOU PUT ON YOUR TABLE WELL IT'S NOT CAUSE YOUR WHITE ASS PICK IT SO YOU CAN EAT. I DON'T SEE YOU OUT THERE WORKING SO YOU SHOULD BE A LITTLE NICER TO THOSE WET BACK'S. BESIDE'S GOD MADE ALL THE SAME INSIDE SO DON'T THINK FOR ONE MIN THAT YOUR ANY BETTER. THANK YOU...................
debra February 28, 2013 at 03:16 PM
This go's out to Mr Bob Lee Mr Martinez has not been convicted yet so you need to slow down.you people are ready to post all these head line's about all these people. This OS just not right and people need to say and do something about the way were being talked about no matter what we still have CIVIL RIGHT DO DPNT LET THEM BE YAKING ABOUT YOUR KIDS THIS WAY..............
debra March 04, 2013 at 06:07 PM
He's no wet back so keep your comment to your self
Rivas Swimner March 04, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Low life slime? Better? Debra are you talking to your self ?
debra March 05, 2013 at 09:35 PM
No I'm not talking to myself are. You people out of your mind Martinez is not the one that stab this Guy unafraid is the one that had something with this guy over a family member not Mr Martinez get it right you all want to turn all of this around and say it was Mr Martinez well your all wrong.
debra March 05, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Ybarra
Patch Watch 03052013 March 06, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Still taking to yourself?
debra March 12, 2013 at 04:56 AM
No im not what it is.Is that all of you people talk shit and dont know what is really going on but in time you will all see if im talking to my self...............the truth will come out you can run but you can't hide the truth believe it..........this go's to you Patch Watch
debra May 07, 2013 at 03:03 PM
ALBERT WAS IN JAIL FOR NOT REPORTING ALL THE GANG SHIT HAS TO DO WITH A HATER COP THAT HAS HAD A HARD ON FOR ALBERT FOR YEARS. BUT WHAT IT IS THAT ALL THOSE COPS ARE A GANG WITH IN THERE SELF'S JUST THAT THERE COPS.

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