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Naugatuck Fall Victim Succumbs to Injuries

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A 24-year-old Stratford man who fell out of a four-story window last week has died.

Salamon Martinez fell through the window of multifamily house during a fight over a game of beer pong. The incident happened at 8 Pond Street at 2:27 a.m., on January 16th.

Martinez was found on the ground suffering from serious head and body injuries, police said. He was taken to Waterbury Hospital in critical condition at the time.

Family said one side of Martinez's face and all of his ribs were broken.

Paul Butler was playing beer pong at the party and said tensions began to rise. Trash talk grew to shoving and things got out of control.

"I got hit with a bottle and my face swelled up," said Bulter. He says his best friend, Sal Martinez ran to his defense when the unthinkable happened.

Sal crashed through the four-story window, falling to the pavement below. He suffered severe brain damage. Over the last ten days, Martinez fought for his life and succumbed to those injuries Saturday morning.

Martinez's friends remember him as a great father to his 4-year-old daughter and a loyal friend.

"He loved his daughter, he loved everybody. He was just a teddy bear," Butler said.

On January 17th, police arrested Matthew Chandler and Kyle Gonzalez, both 20, in connection with Martinez's injuries. Both men are charged with assault in the first-degree and conspiracy to a second assault at the house.

Chandler and Gonzalez are currently being held on $500,000 bonds. Police have not made any comments yet as to any additional charges.

 

 



Photo Credit: Naugatuck Police

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