Minnie Soriano

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: Popular New York Street Astronomer Charged in 22-Year-Old Murder

The body of 13-year-old Minnie Soriano is found by a homeless man in a dumpster. The girl has been sex abused and strangled. Now after 22 years, 49-year-old Joseph Martinez has been arrested. Officials allege that Martinez, who teaches astronomy on the street, knew Soriano because he lived in her building.

The teen also had an interest in astronomy and wanted to be an astronaut. Police say familial DNA technology pointed to Martinez. This is the first time the technology has been used in New York City.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

Wendy Patrick– California Prosecutor; author of “Red Flags,” & Host of “The Answer” on KCBQ Radio; Twitter: @WendyPatrickPHD
Dr. Angela Arnold – Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA. Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women, Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Emory University, Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital
Joe Scott Morgan
JoScott Morgan – Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University; Author, “Blood Beneath My Feet;” Host: “Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan”
Tony DeStefano – Special Writer, Newsday; Author: “The Deadly Dob: Vito Genovese” and “Mafia Boss;” Twitter: @TonyNewsDay, Instagram: @Tony.Destefano.Newsday

Additional Guests

  • Phil Vetrano – Father of Murdered Jogger Karina Vetrano
  • Dr. Monte Miller- Director, Forensic DNA Experts LLC

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[Feature Photo: Minnie Soriano/Handout]