An ex-marine charged with fatally stabbing and raping two young girls in 2005, might never stand trial for their killings - and laughed when he was told the father of one of the children wrongly spent five years in prison for the crime.Continue reading ►
Illinois native, Jorge Torrez, was found guilty earlier this month of another murder - that of Navy sailor Amanda Snell - and has refused to defend himself as the jury decides whether to sentence him to death or life without parole for that crime.
Indeed, as part of that process in the Virginia court room, the jury heard the frantic and horrifying 911 call made by the wrongly imprisoned Jerry Hobbs, after he discovered the mutilated bodies of his daughter, Laura Hobbs, 8, and her friend Krystal Tobias, 9.
That horrifying crime occurred in Lake County in Illinois and authorities there are keen to have Torrez stand trial - despite his insistence on being put on death row.
The Virginia court were shown graphic pictures of the crime scene and heard Hobbs, who is now, 43, moaning in the background after he and Laura's grandfather, Art Hollabaugh, made the gruesome discovery in a nearby park.
Hollabaugh traveled to Virginia to speak at the sentencing hearing of Torrez on Tuesday.
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