Sheila Martines-Pina Dead At 58
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says former t-v personality Sheila Martines Pina was found dead this morning in her Dartmouth home. She was 58. The D-A's office is calling the case an "unattended death."
During the 1980's, Martines-Pina co-hosted "PM Magazine" on Channel 10 in Providence with Rick Smith and Matt Lauer. She began her career at WNBH Radio. She was also a former Director of the Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
She later struggled with alcohol problems, but continued to work as a mentor to women and small businesses. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Schwartz Center, and had started a group to assist female inmates at the Bristol County House of Correction.
Martines-Pina was married to former Bristol County District Attorney Ronald Pina. An autopsy is scheduled.