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Raymond Paiva IV (age 24)
396 Metacom Avenue
Selena Martinez (age 21) 34 Sowams Drive Bristol, RI P1-2017-1178B
The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Raymond Paiva and Selena Martinez with the murder of Paiva's grandmother Eudora Gustafson.
Paiva is charged with one count of murder, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling, two counts of conspiracy, four counts of receiving stolen goods under $1,500, two counts of uttering and publishing, and one count of obtaining money under false pretenses under $1,500.
Martinez is charged with one count of murder, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling, two counts of conspiracy, four counts of receiving stolen property under $1,500, one count of uttering and publishing, and one count of obtaining money under false pretenses under $1,500.
It is alleged that on or about February 10, 2017, Paiva and Martinez strangled and suffocated 66-year old Eudora Gustafson, causing her death. It is further alleged that the two stole three rings, assorted jewelry, half dollar coins, and a checkbook, all that belonged to Gustafson. On the same day, it is alleged that Paiva and Martinez forged and attempted to cash a $400 check from the bank account of Eudora Gustafson. Two days earlier, on February 8, 2017, Paiva forged and cashed a $100 check from the bank account of his grandfather Mark Gustafson.
Paiva and Martinez are also accused of allegedly accessing Mark Gustafson's bank account to purchase items from Stop & Shop between February 2, 2017 and February 6, 2017.
Both Paiva and Martinez have been held without bail since their arrests. The Bristol Police Department conducted the investigation. Paiva and Martinez are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on May 31, 2017.