24-year-old Catherine Martinez was found stabbed to death and now her husband Russell Neal –a singer with the ’90s R&B group Hi-Five –has been charged with murder.
Originally from New York, Catherine –a mix of Brazilian, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent, –was a beautiful aspiring fitness model and boxer, who went by the name Brasilia.
take a look at her video below
Here another video of her showing her passion and commitment to fitness.
She was interviewed just a couple of months ago by mxymag. She shared her secret for her amazing figure saying she did weights, running, boxing and cross fit.
A loving and caring woman, she hated dishonest and unloyal people and she loved dancing and painting.
During an interview she described her ideal man, saying
My ideal man is a man at least 5’10, ambitious, has a sense of humor, is into fitness, and has his things together.
Ironically she talked about her plans for the future, never imagining she would lose her life;
Five years from now I would love to be a pro boxer, a top fitness model with my own gym.
At the end of the interview she gives a final shout out to Frank Tate (boxing coach), Antonio Leonard, my mother, and my two best friends Big E and Queenielocc. Never mentioning Russell.
According to media reports the couple –parents of two children –were having some issues; 40-year-old Neal told police he’d gotten into an argument with Martinez before he asked for an attorney and then clammed up.
The 32−23−36 (measurements) model, also lived a while in Chicago, Illinois but was currently living in Houston, Texas.
According to her Facebook profile she is listed as a single woman, she attended Baruch College in NYC and worked as a model for FIRST AMENDMENT ENTERTAINMENT and as a trainer at Metroflex Gym in TX.
Martinez had recently participated at the NPC Texas Shredder Classic which is a Bodybuilding Contest.
Neal is currently in custody on a $100,000 bond.