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UPDATE: Martinsville woman dies after man breaks into her apartment, attacks her



MARTINSVILLE, VA – A woman who was attacked by a man that broke into her apartment has died from the injuries.


The incident took place on July 23 at the apartments located at 900 Rives Road in Martinsville.


Police say the victim, 68-year-old Cindera G. Martin, was unable to recover from the injuries and passed away Tuesday at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Western District has determined the case to be a homicide.


As a result, 48-year-old Randy Jurden Largen has been charged with first degree murder and is being held without bail at the Martinsville City Jail.


The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations is assisting with the ongoing investigation.


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MARTINSVILLE, VA – A Martinsville man was arrested for breaking into a woman's apartment and attacking her, police say.

On July 23 at around 7:07 a.m., the Martinsville Police Department was dispatched to a 9-1-1 hang-up call at 900 Rives Road.

Prior to the officers’ arrival, they were flagged down at the intersection of Starling Avenue and Mulberry Road by a woman who had called them.


According to police, she said she had been attacked at the Rives Road address and managed to escape.


Officers then continued to Rives Road and found the scene of the crime in one of the apartments.

48-year-old Randy Jurden Largen, who lives in a neighboring apartment, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit assault and aggravated malicious wounding.

He is being held at the Martinsville City Jail.

The victim was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she continues to receive treatment for her injuries, police say.

If anyone has additional information as it relates to this investigation contact Sgt. Washburn at the Martinsville Police Department at telephone number 276-403-5322 or the Crimestoppers Program at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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