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    Release Number: 13-089

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 27, 2013
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    • 813/247-8060

    Aggravated Battery Causes A Traffic Crash

    Deputies are seeking the victim's estranged husband.
    • Wednesday
    • February 27, 2013
    • Time: 5:57 AM
    • 4502 Paris Street West
    • Tampa, Florida


    Tania Martinez
    DOB: 2-18-77
    7806 Haversham Pl.
    Tampa, FL


    Alexis Testa-Yero
    DOB: 06/07/1969
    7806 Haversham Pl.
    Tampa, FL


    On February 27, 2013 at approximately 5:57 a.m. the victim was in her Nissan Altima on her way to work when she noticed someone in the back seat of her vehicle. Her estranged husband was in the back seat and as she is driving down the roadway, he placed a rope around her neck and began choking her. As she was struggling to loosen the rope, she lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway striking a fence at 4502 Paris Street West. When she hit the fence, the vehicle became airborne and did a complete flip in the air, coming to rest on the wheels. The victim was momentarily unconscious and when she woke, she discovered her estranged husband attempting to again choke her with the rope. They were struggling in the vehicle, when for some reason the estranged husband fled the vehicle. The victim was treated at the scene by Fire Rescue.

    The suspect is at large and detectives are in the process of obtaining a warrant for his arrest.
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