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Marine Convicted For Arlington Abductions Could Get Death Penalty In Murder Case

Random attacks on Arlington women followed murder on base.

Jorge Torrez.
Jorge Torrez.

A former U.S. Marine who was convicted in 2010 for abducting and attacking women in Arlington could be put to death for killing a fellow service member at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

After hearing presentations from federal prosecutors, a federal jury in Alexandria determined Monday that 25-year-old Jorge Torrez, who was convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder in the 2009 death of 20-year-old Amanda Jean Snell, is eligible for the death penalty, The Washington Post reported.

Torrez was convicted in October 2010 for the Arlington cases. In one instance, he displayed a gun to a woman and tried to force her into a car. Failing, he stole her purse.

In another Arlington case, Torrez, brandishing a handgun, confronted two women and tied them up inside a residence. He forced one of the victims to leave the house with him. Four hours later, the victim was found seeking help and medical treatment.

Torrez has also been linked by DNA evidence to the murders of two Chicago-area girls, Laura Hobbs, 8, and Krystal Tobias, 9, according to the Chicago Tribune. Jerry Hobbs, the father of Laura, was held for 5 years in jail in the case.

In the attack on base, prosecutors said Torrez attacked Snell at random, creeping into her room at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and wrapping the young woman’s neck with the power cord of her pink laptop.

They said Torrez is a sexual predator who browsed Internet sites about rape fantasies and randomly attacked the women in Arlington after Snell’s death, the Post reported.

Deborah Kelly April 23, 2014 at 08:48 AM
Hi Don Joy! Haven't seen you here in a while hope all is going well with you. Yes, Execute this skumbag but, please TORTURE him first for a few months and when you are ready to Execute please do so ONE VOLT AT A TIME - make it slow and painful!
SILENT WOLF April 23, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Dean , please do not refer to the name ( Marine ) with your lol... I don't know which way you are aiming...This person is a bad seed and needs to have fertilizer dropped on him .
Dean April 23, 2014 at 09:34 AM
I was lolling the liberals way of thinking and meant no disrespect to our military.My apologies.
SILENT WOLF April 23, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Accepted. thank you..The Liberals will almost always find a way to defend this type of person I believe they do this to stir up our reaction to it...
Michael P. Burke April 23, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Firing squad is the BEST way to carry out military justice in this matter.

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