Report: Drinking Games Then Melee at Party Before Fall

The Republican-American takes a look at court documents unveiled in Waterbury regarding an incident in which a man fell 40 feet following an assault.


A night of heavy drinking at a house party led to a brawl and eventually ended when 24-year-old Salomon Martinez somehow went out of a fourth-story window this week and landed on pavement 40 feet below.

The Republican-American today takes a look at court documents unveiled in Waterbury that show a large party was held at 8 Pond St. in Naugatuck in which binge drinking games, such as beer pong, were played by several people. The documents state that a fight later broke out, leaving blood stains throughout the apartment and shards of glass on the floor, the newspaper reports. Witnesses even told police there were beer bottles thrown, and that Martinez smashed a large aquarium and hit a woman on the head with a computer monitor, according to the Rep-Am. 

Police have not said exactly how Martinez ended up going out a window, which caused severe injuries from which he is fighting to stay alive. The court documents also do not reveal any description of how that happened, according to the Rep-Am. Police told Naugatuck Patch the suspects are not cooperating. 

Martinez, who lives in Stratford, has severe injuries all over his body - some are internal - including bleeding on his brain and he is on life support at Waterbury Hospital. 

Police have arrested two 20-year-old Naugatuck men in connection with an assault on Martinez: Matthew Chandler, of 24 Myrtle Ave. and Kyle Gonzalez, of 10 Anderson St.  

Click this link for more information from the Republican-American. Note: the newspaper requires you to pay for the article to read the full text. 

Leslie January 21, 2013 at 09:44 PM
I totally agree!!
Leslie January 21, 2013 at 09:46 PM
It's crazy how people just sit there and make assumptions nobody in that Pond Street apartment is on section 8 so for you to sit there and be judgemental like that is just crazy to me and that is why the world is so messed up becaus of people like that smdh!!!
Memo January 22, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Hey tax man the Ebt cards also have cash on them not just food if u get accepted so before u assume know facts
Memo January 22, 2013 at 04:34 PM
How does this story get turned in to a section 8 convo people are so ignorant this is about a man in the hospital and 2 men in jail not wether they are on section 8 or have food stamps!!!
Paul Singley January 22, 2013 at 05:14 PM
I agree. I don't normally end comments on a particular story, but these are getting way off topic. And those are just the comments that we have approved; there were far worse comments that we did not approve. For that, I'm ending comments on this article. Thank you to those whose comments added something enlightening to the conversation.


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