Henderson Hall, in Arlington, Virginia. Last seen alive in the barracks around 1:00 a.m. onSaturday morning, July 11, 2009, her body was discovered at 6:30 a.m., Monday morning, July13, 2009, after she failed to show up for duty, wedged inside a closed wall locker in her roomwith a pillow case wrapped loosely around her head. At the time Ms. Snell was murdered,Torrez was a Marine Corps corporal, assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps and living in the barracks on the same tier as Ms. Snell’s, seven doors from her room. Torrez killed Ms. Snell bystrangling her. The government will prove that Torrez murdered Ms. Snell through his ownadmissions, which are recorded, physical evidence (including DNA from the defendant’s semenfound in the victim’s room), and other evidence.
2.The 2010 Abductions, Sexual Assaults and Attempted Murder
The two statutory aggravating factors and a number of the non-statutory aggravatingfactors stem from a series of criminal acts committed by Torrez in February of 2010. Torrez wasconvicted of some of this conduct in Arlington County, Virginia. In one incident, Torrez, armedwith a handgun and knife, attempted to force a woman into his vehicle. She broke free andescaped. In a second incident, Torrez abducted two women at gunpoint, forcing them into ahouse, where he bound both of them. He then forced one of these women into his vehicle.Torrez thereafter raped, sodomized and strangled her. Thinking she was dead, he left her body inthe woods in Prince William County. Miraculously, she survived. On October 15, 2010, Torrezwas convicted at trial in the Circuit Court for Arlington, Virginia, of one count each of armed burglary and rape, two counts of robbery, three counts of abduction with intent to defile, threecounts of forcible sodomy, and four counts of using a firearm in the commission of thosefelonies. On December 14, 2010, he was sentenced to five life terms and 168 years in prison.- 3 -
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