Man accused of killing man, slicing woman with box cutter arrested

Alexander Martinez-Perez faces charge of first-degree murder

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An arrest has been made in the Cascade Oaks Drive homicide in Orange County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Alexander Martinez-Perez, 42, is facing charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and burglary with battery.

The Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a home in the 8300 block of Cascade Oaks Drive on June 22 while deputies and Orlando police were investigating a hit-and-run crash. The Sheriff’s Office said Orlando police officers responded to the home because a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash was registered to the address.

On June 26, deputies identified the victim as Jon Payne, 68.

Court records show a victim told deputies she heard a noise at the back door of her home and Payne went to check it out.

Investigators said Martinez-Perez is accused of killing Payne before entering the home and approaching a woman who was in her medical bed. Records show Martinez-Perez is accused of demanding money from her before slicing her with a box cutter.

He is also accused of taking her phone, a life alert necklace and keys to her minivan, according to court records.

Investigators said Martinez-Perez drove away in the van.