Man who threw girlfriend across room, killing her, sentenced
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Gresham man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, after he admitted to throwing her face-first into his bedroom floor, then waiting nearly 18 hours before bringing her to a hospital.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jose Funes-Zelaya originally offered various explanations to police about how 29-year-old Shay Martinez was injured. He told detectives Martinez suffered bruises from her job at FedEx, where the couple met and started dating about one year earlier, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
Funes-Zelaya eventually admitted that he threw Martinez about across his bedroom at about 5 a.m. on Sept. 10, 2017. She died two days later.
In June, Funes-Zelaya pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter constituting domestic violence.
Funes-Zelaya declined to make a statement in court Wednesday.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com