FALLS — The 21-year-old son of a convicted Mafia underboss was charged yesterday with beating a former girlfriend on July 21.
There is no indication that Frank Martines Jr., of Lower Makefield, has any mob ties. His father, Frank Martines Sr., is serving a life sentence on murder and racketeering charges for his role in dispatching a bloody 1993 mob war. Federal prosecutors last year described him as the number-two man in John Stanfa's organized-crime family.
In a brief arraignment yesterday in Bucks County, Martines denied the police allegations that led to his arrest, saying there were ``two sides'' to the story. He was charged with aggravated assault and burglary.