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Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

Cesar David Martinez.
Cesar David Martinez. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive with ties to Bridgeport.

Cesar David Martinez, 31, also known as Cesar D. Martinez-Nolasko, failed to appear Tuesday for the first day of his manslaughter trial at Bridgeport Superior Court, state police said.

A re-arrest warrant has been issued for Martinez on a charge of first-degree manslaughter and unlawful restraint, with a $750,000 bond with unlimited extradition, state police said.

Martinez is 5-foot-5, weighs 140 pounds and has a vertical scar from his left scalp to his left jawline, according to state police.

His last known address is 117 Shelton St., Bridgeport.

He is accused of strangling his girlfriend, Brenda Hernandez, 23, in a car on I-95 in Fairfield on April 8, 2013.

Martinez has no known current vehicle, and no vehicles are registered to him, state police said. He was last operating a 1993 Acura Integra with the Connecticut plate 889ZGH.

Those with information are asked to contact Connecticut State Police Troop G at 203-696-2568 or anonymously text TIP711 with the information to 274637.

State police caution any citizen who spots Martinez not to confront him or attempt to detain him.

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