He Was in Witness Protection in Maine. But His Harlem Life Kept Calling.

“Even in death, a coherent picture of Mr. Martinez’s double life — which was once the subject of a Hollywood movie — proves elusive. He was both a loyal confidant and one of the most infamous turncoats in New York lore. He was a kind friend and an admitted, ruthless killer; a selfless neighbor and a man so loathed in Harlem that former friends popped champagne in the streets to celebrate his violent end.”

Published: Jan 25, 2022
Length: 6 minutes (1,731 words)
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