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Eldorado HS student accused of attacking teacher now faces 15 felony charges, district attorney says

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 20:14:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 16-year-old accused of attacking his teacher at Eldorado High School last week now faces additional felony charges, including one count of attempted murder with a charging cord and one count of attempted murder with scissors, according to District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

The student, who has been identified by police as Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia, is accused by authorities of attacking her on Thursday afternoon after a conversation that began in a classroom about his grades.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say another employee at the school found the injured teacher after the attack. She was transported to the hospital where she was stable at last check.

Records released by LVMPD last week showed he faced six felony charges connected to the attack including attempted murder, sexual assault, battery to commit sexual assault and robbery.

As of Monday, the district attorney says Martinez faces the following felony charges:

  • 1 count of burglary  
  • 1 count of first-degree kidnapping resulting in substantial bodily harm  
  • 2 counts of battery by strangulation with an attempt to commit sexual assault 
  • 3 counts of battery with intent to commit sexual assault  
  • 2 counts of battery with intent to commit sexual assault resulting in bodily harm 
  • 1 count of attempt of murder (with use of a charging cord for strangling)
  • 2 counts of attempt murder  
  • 1 count of attempting murder with the use of a deadly weapon (scissors)
  • 1 count of sexual assault 
  • 1 count of robbery