Museum director slaying suspect claims he was raped

Barry Horn

A man accused of killing the executive director of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art told police that he was drunk and angry during the fatal stabbing.

A pretrial hearing resumes Tuesday in Brownsville for 20-year-old Ernesto Ivan Martinez as he seeks to have his videotaped admission banned as evidence.

Martinez is charged with murder in the October killing of Barry Horn at the 59-year-old's home.

The videotapes, played in court Thursday, show Martinez telling police that he got drunk because he previously was sexually assaulted by Horn.

The Brownsville Herald reported Friday that police have portrayed Martinez as Horn's former partner until they had a falling out.

Martinez, who also is charged with burglary of a habitation and theft, was arrested in Matamoros, Mexico.