Cost to Doug and Stacy Glaze of Likely Fatal Beating of Mateo Martinez: $300

Editor's note: Since the publication of this item, we've been contacted by a source close to Doug and Stacy Glaze. She emphasizes that Martinez was also cited in the fight that resulted in his injuries, as was noted in our original post. She adds that Stacy's citation wasn't for assault but for arguing with law enforcers that responded to the scene; we've adjusted the original text to make that more clear. We've also blurred the address on the photo of the home below at her request. Continue for the full report.

Mateo Martinez has been brought home to die.

Doctors don't expect him to recover from effects of a subdural hematoma he suffered as a result of a beating that took place in October — a condition that reportedly went undiagnosed for six weeks.

Authorities know who pummeled Martinez: Doug Glaze.

But thus far, Doug and his wife Stacy have only paid individual $150 fines for their part in the incident, which took place in the Colorado community of Ault — and it's an open question as to whether or not more punishment could be in the offing.

The story comes to us courtesy of Fox31.

According to a police report accessed by the station, the fight took place on October 2, 2015, after Martinez parked his car near a football field, where his teenage daughter would be cheering for the local team.

Apparently, the Glazes didn't like the spot he chose.

"Mateo parked his vehicle and blocked the view of the football game," an excerpt from the report reads.

Shortly thereafter, an argument ensued, and it got physical between both men. The report says that Doug "took Mateo to the ground and smashed his face into the ground" — repeatedly.

The police wound up charging all three people involved in the brawl, and each paid $150 fines — Martinez included.

But on November 19, Martinez, who'd been having painful headaches, collapsed.

It was then that doctors discovered the brain bleed that is expected to kill him.

Given this new development, Martinez's loved ones feel the Glazes should face more serious penalties.

But Ault Police Chief Richard Strang suggested in an e-mail that new counts against them would be illegal.

The note reads in part, "After consulting with the DA's office...we were advised that no additional charges could be filed at this time due to DOUBLE JEOPARDY.”

Now, however, Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke says that's not true; it's possible for new charges to be filed without running afoul of double jeopardy restrictions.

An investigation is currently underway to determine if further prosecution would be justified.

There's no mention about whether the family is also considering civil action against medical pros who didn't diagnose the hematoma in time to save Martinez, who's expected to pass within days.

In the meantime, we send our best thoughts to Martinez's friends, family and loved ones.

Look below to see the complete Fox31 report.

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