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Former Marine Charged With 2009 Murder Of Amanda Jean Snell

4:26 PM, May 26, 2011   |    comments
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ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- A former U.S. Marine is has been indicted in the murder of a Navy petty officer in 2009, federal officials said.

Jorge Avila Torrez, 22, of Arlington has been charged with murdering 20-year-old Amanda Jean Snell, in her barracks room at Joint Base Myer in Henderson Hall, officials said in a news release.

"Today, we are charging Jorge Torrez with murdering a young Navy Petty Officer in her barracks," said U.S. Neil H. Attorney MacBride. "This indictment is the result of extreme dedication by NCIS and the Arlington County Police Department to follow every lead possible to bring the person responsible for Amanda's murder to justice."

Torrez was already in prison for his other crimes:  using a firearm and the infliction or attempted affliction of serious bodily injury or death upon another person. On Dec. 10, 2010, Torrez was sentenced to five life terms plus 168 years, which he is currently serving at Red Onion State Prison, in Pound, Va. 

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