Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rodriguez Charged For Pizarro's Hit-and-Run Homicide In Milwaukee's South Side

Martin Rodriguez

Lindsey, second victim in Rodriguez' hit-and-run expected to be removed from a life support, according to a family member. Rodriguez most likely to face another charge for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 12, 2011

Milwaukee - On Saturday, a criminal complaint was filed against Martin Rodriguez, 41, charging him for the November 6, hit-and-run death of Frances Pizarro, 49, and causing serious injuries to her son Edward Giovanni Lindsey, 20. Rodriguez was charged with six felonies, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide use of vehicle with having Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC) of 0.206, hit-and-run involving death, involving great bodily harm, injury while intoxicated use of a vehicle, injury by use of vehicle with PAC and one misdemeanor for knowingly operating a vehicle while revoked causing death.
Rodriguez is being held on a $500,000 bail and a federal immigration hold has been placed, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hasn't confirmed, if Rodriguez in undocumented.
Rodriguez admitted to police investigators that he was an alcoholic and got intoxicated at least twice a week. Last Sunday, Rodriguez began drinking beer around 4:00 p.m. and had consumed more than 6 quarts of beer with some friends. Rodriguez than got into his 1995 Chevy truck and drove near the 1800 block of W. Greenfield Ave. Police spotted Rodriguez driving recklessly and tried to pull him over. He sped away to elude being arrested by police and drove east on Greenfield in an excess of speeds between 80 to 90 miles per hour.
Pizarro and Lindsey unaware of the high speed chase were crossing the street around 9:20 p.m. at the 1400 block of W. Greenfield Ave. when Rodriguez ran over both victims and instantly killing Pizarro. The impact of hit through both victims into the air and they landed separately along the street. Rodriguez failed to stop until his truck crashed at the 600 block of E. Greenfield and then tried to escape from police by jumping into the Milwaukee Harbor. He was pulled from the cold lake and placed on custody. Police reported Rodriguez had a strong alcohol smell on him and his eyes were bloodshot at the time of his arrest.
Blood alcohol test results confirmed Rodriguez had a PAC of 0.206, more than twice the legal limit of Blood/Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 0.08 permitted. Rodriguez had three prior convictions for driving under the influence, state court records indicate.
Pizarro died at the scene and her body laid covered for hours until the crime scene investigation was completed, according to a witness. Her son, Lindsey was taken to Froedtert Hospital. Lindsey is in critical condition and is expected to be taken off a machine that has been keeping him alive. He will most likely expire shortly after the machine is turned off, according to a family member.

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angel said...

Angel M. Pizarro
My heart is broken, my rock is shattered, you took away something dear to me! there are no words to express the hurt I feel ! i am so angry @ you ! but there you are hideing behind what you did to my Precious Sister FRANCES PIZARRO!!, and my Nephew Edward Lindsey!! I don't know who you are, but that doesn't matter cause my sister and nephew are worth way more than your whole existance! May GOD have mercy on your soul

complexity said...

Ivana A. Pizarro
My sister is gone my nephew will be taken off life support and be with her soon for what reason because this man had no respect for any humans life. For love of liqueur are you kidding me, knowing he is wrong in what he was doing. How can this man look at himself in the mirror.Two beautiful people removed viciously from this earth,for no good reason.On this Earth you will face the judgement of the law and when this life is over you will be judged by our father but you didnt think of none of these things as you stepped into your car and turned on the ignition while under the influence.
How could you be so evil?

angel said...

United States, stands for: Justice, Humanity, and Respect for Mankind.

It is important as a government of such virtues, that the law prosecutes to the fullest this individual who with no respect for Human Life would try to elude Justice with a plea of not guilty.
A {Substantial Measure Of Justice} must be in place here. We must not allow a criminal to get away with murder. To assume leniency for ignorance and or sickness of abuse is to show no remorse and lack of respect for life. As all cold blooded murders who plan or blatantly take the lives of individuals, this man must be punished for his crimes against a mother and son (my sister Frances Pizarro and nephew Edward Lindsey). Their right to live was taken away, justice should not fail here. All individuals involved should pay the price for their carelessness and their lack of public safety. A payment of substantial punishment that is a measure of justice,