Newton man charged in New Year’s Eve murder


NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) – The Harvey County Attorney has charged a man in a New Year’s Eve murder.

Newton police arrested Andrew Martinez that night. He is now charged with first-degree murder for the death of Robert Flores. Sr.

Flores was found injured on a sidewalk and later died. The two men were fighting inside a home which then spilled out onto the sidewalk. Officials say alcohol was involved.

Martinez is also charged with domestic battery and two simple battery counts on behalf of two children.

He is being held on a $500,000 bond.


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