Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward has announced criminal charges against Anthony Martin, 20, following the shooting death of his 21-year-old girlfriend on the morning of October 5 in Visalia.

Martin is charged with first-degree murder with the special allegation of intentional use of a firearm causing great bodily injury or death, and possession of an assault weapon.

He was scheduled to be arraigned ton Tuesday at the county pre-trial facility in Visalia where a future court date would be set. 

Martin faces life in prison if convicted on all charges. 

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