Lubbock murder suspect had history of violence - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/14/10

Lubbock murder suspect had history of violence

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By Michael Slother | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - KCBD NewsChannel 11 has learned that the Lubbock man accused of killing his girlfriend over the weekend has a history of domestic violence.

Anthony Lee Torres, 35, is in the Lubbock County Jail charged with the murder of Amanda Moreno, 27. We have also uncovered that Torres recently served prison time for felony theft, and was currently on parole.

Police responded to a 911 call at 2306 15th Street Sunday afternoon, where they found Moreno's body. Both Moreno and Torres lived at the house, but were not married.

Police issued an Amber Alert for two of Moreno's children. Moments later, a patrolman arrested Torres, after spotting him driving Moreno's car with the two children inside.

Lieutenant Neal Barron says additional charges are possible. "There certainly could be more charges filed in this case. We just have to work together with the district attorney's office and see what charges could come fourth, obviously there were numerous laws that were violated."

Neighbors tell us they've seen Torres and Moreno get into arguments before. "About two weeks ago they got into an argument and he loaded and packed up stuff in suitcases and said, 'hey will you give me a ride to a friend's house, we had a fight?' I said sure. So we loaded stuff into my truck and he went back inside and 10 minutes later said 'I think I'm gonna stay,'" neighbor Travis Gardner told KCBD NewsChannel 11.

An autopsy to determine the exact time and cause of death is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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