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Jorge Torrez could stand trial in Illinois despite Va. death sentence

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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."

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