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Accused killer returned to Riverside County

 

Last updated 3/19/2014 at Noon



RIVERSIDE - A man accused of shooting and killing a Temecula resident in an unprovoked attack and then fleeing to Mexico was extradited back to the U.S. today and now sits in a Riverside County jail.

Jose Carmelo Torres, 30, is charged with first-degree murder with sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations in the death of 37- year-old Michael Montanez in January 2008.

Torres, who allegedly has ties to a Fallbrook-based gang, is being held without bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

According to sheriff's investigators, on the afternoon of Jan. 13, 2...



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