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Long Beach Man Sentenced For Killing Stepfather, Two Assaults

Posted by Fay Arfa | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 23-year-old man was sentenced today to 30 years in state prison for the 2013 fatal shooting of his stepfather and two assaults on fellow inmates while in custody, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Joel Torres was sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Otto. Torres pleaded guilty in August to one count of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of assault and one count of mayhem.

Deputy District Attorney Amy Wilton prosecuted the case.

On March 24, 2013, Torres had gotten into an argument with his stepfather, 37-year-old Rogelio Aguirre-Lopez outside the defendant's home. Torres shot and killed the victim who died at the scene.

While awaiting trial, Torres attacked inmates on two separate occasions in April 2014 and April 2016.

The case was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / November 14, 2016

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