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Martinez forgives man who murdered his family three years ago

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- It was supposed to begin this week. Bryan Clay was scheduled to face a jury, for his alleged actions on a tragic April night for Arturo Martinez and his family.

Instead Clay's trial is now scheduled for next year.

Tuesday he relives the important moments he had with his daughter.

"My daughter gets on my heart deeply," Martinez said.

Clay is accused of bludgeoning to death Yadira Martinez and her 10-year-old daughter, Karla, whose bodies were found April 16, 2012, in their Las Vegas home.

Both mother and daughter had been sexually assaulted during the attacks, which also left Arturo Martinez-Sanchez with severe head injuries, according to police reports.

"She use to dance, ballet and she was very athletic. She use to call me Daddito," Martinez said.

His thoughts about the trial getting pushed back another year. "It really doesn't matter to me as long as this guy is not on the street. That's what we call justice," says Martinez.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says the delays in death penalty case are too common. "Two to three years should be plenty of time for defense lawyers to prepare a case," Wolfson said.

"Too many times, too many of these cases are continued over and over again and sometimes it's taking five, six, seven years for these death penalty cases to go to trial and that's plain wrong," says Wolfson.

As Martinez waits for justice to be served he's forgiven Clay. "Whenever you forgive you change the future, you don't change the past you change the future. I do believe that I've forgiven him because I'm changing my own future, "says Martinez.

The trial has been pushed back for a Las Vegas man accused of brutally attacking a family with a hammer.

Bryan Clay faces the death penalty for raping and murdering Yadira Martinez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla.

Their husband and father Arturo Martinez survived the attack.

It's been three years since the brutal attack of Arturo's wife and daughter. The trial which was scheduled to start this week has been delayed again.

It was supposed to begin this week with Bryan Clay scheduled to face a jury for his alleged actions.

Today he relives the important moments he had with his daughter.

"My daughter gets on my heart deeply," Martinez said.

"She use to do dance ballet, and she was very athletic," Martinez said.

His thoughts about the trial getting pushed back another year.

"it really doesn't matter to me as long as this guy is not on the street. That's what we call justice," Martinez said.

For District Attorney Steve Wolfson it's not so simple.

Wolfson said the delays in death penalty cases are too common and that two to three years should be plenty of time for defense lawyers to prepare a case.

"Too many times, too many of these cases are continued over and over again and sometimes it's taking 5, 6, 7 years for these death penalty cases to trial and that's plain wrong," Wolfson said.

As Martinez waits for justice to be served, he says he has forgiven Clay.

"Whenever your forgive you change the future, you don't change the past you change the future. I do believe that I forgive him because of that, because I'm changing my own future," Clay said.

Authorities say that Clay told police he doesn't remember the attacks. His trial is now scheduled for May of next year.

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