‘I miss Sam every day’: Sam Martinez’s mother reacts as Inslee signs Sam’s Law into effect

Jolayne Houtz has been working to honor her son, Sam Martinez, since his death on Nov. 12, 2019.
Martinez died of alcohol poisoning after an event at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, during which Martinez’s family says he was hazed. Wednesday was a big day for Houtz.
“Oh, I have a lot of emotions today. I have been waiting for this moment, and I guess the first thing to say is this wouldn’t have happened without a whole army of people behind us supporting us,” Houtz said.

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