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CCPD Reaches 100-Percent Clearance Rate for 2012 Homicide Cases

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

After a couple of arrests made this week, Corpus Christi police say they have now solved all of the open homicide cases from 2012.

Corpus Christi Police Department Lt. Kelly Isaacks said it's the first time since 2001 that the CCPD has had a 100-percent clearance rate for homicide cases.

Their most recently cleared case involved the arson-related murder of 21-year old Michael Andrew Martinez, who was found dead inside of a burned down home on the 1500 Seventh Street. That happened back on Dec. 19, 2012, but now police have identified 33-year old Matthew Sean Grier as their lead suspect and have charged him with murder.

Grier's bond is set at $150,000. He is currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Byrd Unit on charges of DWI and evading arrest.

Just a day before, police announced that they had arrested the suspect in the Dec. 15, 2012, shooting death of 29-year old Patrick Brailey after a disturbance at the Smokin Waves Hookah Lounge on Water Street. They arrested and charged 36-year old Bacilio Rudy Hernandez, a known gang member, for that shooting.

"I know that the victims' families, and obviously we've been in touch with them, and they are certainly thrilled that almost to the anniversary, you know," Lt. Isaacks said. "I know that they had become very disappointed that it was taking so long and you start to lose hope when so much time goes by."

Lt. Isaacks said that the police department certainly had their disappointments along the way, but the detectives that she had on these cases were extremely experienced and never gave up.

The detective on the shooting homicide case of Patrick Brailey was Detective Ralph Lee. The detective on the Seventh Street murder was Detective Tim Revis.

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