Thursday, September 23, 2004

Glades Woman Arrested For Murder

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO) announce the arrest of Catherine Martini, 44, of
Ortona, Fla. Martini is charged with the murder of Arthur Daigle, 79, of
Ortona, Fla.

On Sept. 20, the GCSO responded to a welfare check at the Daigle residence
located at 12525 Williams Road S.W. in the Meadow Lark Campground. Deputies
found the residence locked and no apparent signs of foul play. Later on the
same date, the GCSO received information that Daigle could be the victim of
a shooting. Deputies responded back to the Daigle residence and made entry
into the home. Daigle was found lying dead on a couch with an apparent
gunshot wound. The GCSO requested the FDLE to assist with the investigation
and crime scene evidence collection.

Special agents from the FDLE Sebring Field Office and detectives from the
GCSO interviewed Daigle's girlfriend, Catherine Matrini. Through statements
made during the interview and evidence collected from the scene, it is
alleged that Martini shot and killed Daigle sometime on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Police also believe that Martini took Daigle's credit cards and money after
the shooting and used them to buy crack cocaine.

Martini was arrested by FDLE special agents and GCSO detectives on Sept. 20
and booked into the Glades County Jail under no bond. Hendry County
Deputies assisted in locating Martini, who was taken into custody for
questioning when they found she was at a medical clinic in LaBelle on Main

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