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Darwin Martinez Torres

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Darwin Martinez Torres is an illegal alien​ residing in Sterling, Virginia​. [2]​ [4]​ Torres received national media attention after he was arrested and charged with the murder of Muslim​ teenager Nabra Hassanen​ on June 18, 2017. [5]​ [4]​ [2]

Background

Torres is a citizen of El Salvador​. [2]​ 

 

Death of Nabra Hassanen

On June 18, 2017, Torres was taken into custody​, in connection with the murder​ of Nabra Hassanen[2]​ [4]​  

 

Hassanen was with a group of as many as 15 other teens who had left their Sterling-area Mosque between Ramadan​ prayers to get food at a local McDonald's​. [5]​ [4]

 

The teens were making their way back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. early that Sunday morning, some walking and some riding bikes, when Torres drove up to the group and began to argue with a male teen. [5]​ [4]​ [2]

 

Torres drove onto a curb and the group scattered. He caught up with them in a nearby parking lot, got out of his car armed with a baseball bat​ and began chasing the group. [5]​ [4]

 

Torres hit Hassanen with the bat and took her with him in his car to another nearby location, where he assaulted​ her another time. [5][4]​ Authorities later found her body in a pond in the 21500 block of Ridgetop Circle in Sterling, Virginia​. [5]​ [4]

 

Hassanen died of blunt force trauma​ to her upper body. [5]​ Authorities arrested Torres when he was seen driving suspiciously near the area where Hassanen's body was found. [5]​ 

 

Torres is being charged with murder​. [2]​  Police have cited road rage for the motive of the crime. [5]​ 

 

He was arraigned​ on June 19, 2017. [5]​ A judge denied bail pending a July 19, 2017 court appearance. [5]

 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement​ have put a detainer on him, stating he's a citizen of El Salvador and that there's probable cause to believe he lacks permission to be in the United States[5]​ 

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