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Former Marine expected to get death for slaying sailor

May. 30, 2014 - 08:20AM   |  
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Barring a last-minute surprise, a judge will formally sentence an ex-Marine to death for the 2009 murder of a Navy sailor at an Arlington County military barracks.

Twenty-five-year-old Jorge Torrez of Zion, Illinois, is scheduled for sentencing Friday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, where last month he was convicted of murdering Amanda Snell at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Following the jury’s verdict, the law gives Judge Liam O’Grady no choice but to sentence Torrez to death. Questions about Torrez’s appeal rights, though, still need to be sorted out. After Torrez was convicted of Snell’s murder, he ordered his attorneys to make no arguments on his behalf during the trial’s sentencing phase.

The jury also found Torrez responsible for killing two girls in his hometown of Zion in 2005.

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