Lubbock man re-indicted; this time on a capital murder charge - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock man re-indicted; this time on a capital murder charge

Anthony Torres, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Anthony Torres, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office

By Michael Slother - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man was re-indicted Tuesday on a new count of capital murder. Anthony Torres, 35, was already indicted on a count of murder in July.

Torres allegedly beat his 27-year-old girlfriend, Amanda Moreno, to death back in June. Two of her children were missing when her body was found. Police thought they were in immediate danger, but both children were found safe in Moreno's car with Torres near the canyon lakes system.

After allegations of robbery at the time of the homicide, there was enough evidence to indict Torres on a count of capital murder. This gives prosecutors the option to seek the death penalty when the case goes to trial. The death penalty wouldn't have been an option without the indictment.

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