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Jorge Torrez Prosecution Death Penalty Notice

Jorge Torrez Prosecution Death Penalty Notice

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THEEASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIAAlexandria DivisionUNITED STATES OF AMERICA))v.)No. 1:11cr115)JORGE AVILA TORREZ)Judge OGrady
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SEEK A SENTENCE OF DEATH
The United States of America, by and through its attorneys, hereby notifies the Court andthe defendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, and the defendant’s counsel, pursuant to Title 18,United States Code, Section 3593(a), that in the event of the defendant’s conviction on the solecount of the Indictment, wherein the defendant is charged with the first degree murder of Amanda Jean Snell, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 7 and 1111, the UnitedStates believes the circumstances of the offense are such that a sentence of death is justified, andthe United States will seek a sentence of death.
I.STATUTORY FACTORS UNDER 18 U.S.C. § 3591(a)
The United States will seek to prove the following statutory factors to establish thedefendant’s eligibility for the imposition of a sentence of death for the first degree murder of Amanda Jean Snell:A.The defendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, was 18 years of age or older at the timeof the offense. 18 U.S.C. § 3591(a).
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B.The defendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, intentionally killed the victim,Amanda Jean Snell. 18 U.S.C. § 3591(a)(2)(A).C.The defendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, intentionally inflicted serious bodilyinjury that resulted in the death of the victim, Amanda Jean Snell. 18 U.S.C. § 3591(a)(2)(B).D.The defendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, intentionally participated in an act,contemplating that the life of a person would be taken or intending that lethal force would beused in connection with a person, other than one of the participants in the offense, and the victim,Amanda Jean Snell, died as a direct result of the act.
 
18 U.S.C. § 3591(a)(2)(C).E.The defendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, intentionally and specifically engagedin an act of violence, knowing that the act created a grave risk of death to a person, other thanone of the participants in the offense, such that participation in the act constituted a recklessdisregard for human life and Amanda Jean Snell died as a direct result of the act. 18 U.S.C. §3591(a)(2)(D).
II.STATUTORY AGGRAVATING FACTORS UNDER 
 
18 U.S.C. § 3592(c)
The United States will seek to prove the existence of the following statutory aggravatingfactors to justify a sentence of death for the first degree murder of Amanda Jean Snell:A.Previous Conviction of Violent Felony Involving Firearm (18 U.S.C. §3592(c)(2)). The defendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, has previously been convicted of aFederal or State offense punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than one year, involvingthe use or attempted or threatened use of a firearm (as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921) againstanother person, namely:-2-
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1.Use of a Firearm in Felony, Case No. 10-505, in the Circuit Court of Arlington County, Virginia (the abduction and robbery of M.N. on February 10, 2010).2.Use of a Firearm in Felony, Case No. 10-593, in the Circuit Court of Arlington County, Virginia (the robbery of K.M. on February 27, 2010).3.Use of a Firearm in Felony, Case No. 10-595, in the Circuit Court of Arlington County, Virginia (the abduction of K.M. on February 27, 2010).4.Breaking and Entering while Armed, Case No. 10-597, in the CircuitCourt of Arlington County, Virginia (the abduction of K.M. and J.T. on February 27, 2010).5.Use of a Firearm in Felony, Case No. 10-598, in the Circuit Court of Arlington County, Virginia (the abduction of J.T. on February 27, 2010).B.Previous Conviction of Other Serious Offenses (18 U.S.C. § 3592(c)(4)). Thedefendant, JORGE AVILA TORREZ, has previously been convicted of 2 or more State offenses punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than 1 year committed on different occasions,involving the infliction of, or attempted infliction of serious bodily injury or death upon another  person, namely:1.Abduction with Intent to Defile, Case No. 10-503, in the Circuit Court oArlington County, Virginia (the abduction of M.N. on February 10, 2010).2.Robbery, Case No. 10-504, in the Circuit Court of Arlington County,Virginia (the robbery of M.N. on February 10, 2010).3.Abduction, Case No. 10-591, in the Circuit Court of Arlington County,Virginia (the abduction of J.T. on February 27, 2010).-3-
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