Jorge Torrez could stand trial in Illinois despite Va. death sentence
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - Prosecutors in Illinois are determined to bring an ex-Marine back to his home state to stand trial in the slayings of two young girls even though he's already facing the death penalty in Virginia.
Twenty-five-year-old Jorge Torrez of Zion, Illinois, was sentenced to death Friday for the 2009 murder of a Navy sailor at a barracks in northern Virginia.
Prosecutors say DNA evidence links him to the 2005 slayings of Laura Hobbs and Krystal Tobias in Torrez's hometown. The girls were 8 and 9.
The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1kF4Rx2 ) Torrez could return to face murder charges by late summer.
State's Attorney Mike Nerheim called it "a horrific double homicide of two beautiful young girls killed on a Mother's Day."
He added that he's "not just going to let that go."