Full 911 audio of fatal fighter home invasion

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                    <p>In the early morning hours of New Year's Day, four men broke into the mobile home of pro MMA fighter <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/4D06AD25EC510AD1/Joseph-Torrez/">Joseph Torrez</a> in Las Cruces, NM. Present in the home at the time were Torrez, his fiance, their 2-year-old son, and the fiance's sister.</p>

One attacker was armed with a sharp length of broken off baseball bat. Another reportedly picked up a knife on the premises. According to Torrez’s lawyer, C.J. McElhinney, the four men were associated with the East Side Locos gang, and have prior convictions for violent crimes. One of the home invaders was even wearing an electronic ankle bracelet.

Torrez, who has been training for nearly a decade at Gracie Barra Las Cruces, was able to drive the intruders from his home.

In the process, Sal Garces, 25, who entered the home with the wooden shank, was killed. Nathan Avalos, 20, was hospitalized, and arrested when released. Leonard Calvillo, 22, who called Torrez on the phone saying "I’ll kill you and your family ... I’ll go to your house," fled and was later arrested, as was the fourth attacker, Raymond Garces, 19, brother of the deceased. Also arrested were two women who accompanied the four to the home.

The attack is believed to have been precipitated by an incident involving the 17-year-old sister of Torrez’s fiance at a New Year’s Eve Party earlier in the evening. Mr. Elhinney said that the young woman got into some type of altercation there with one or more members of the arrested group. The 17 year old then went to the Torrez home as a safety precaution.

Her judgement proved to be correct - her older sister's fiancee was able to successfully protect his family. However, Torrez's problem appears to be that he won. If the four attackers had made good on their threat, and killed him, attacked his fiance's sister, and wreaked who knows what havoc on the remaining mother and child, Torrez would face no legal issues. But he would be dead.

Dona Ana County (NM) District Attorney Mark D’Antonio said police will recreate the crime scene and use forensic evidence to determine whether Torrez acted in self defense during the invasion on New Year’s Day in Las Cruces. Then prospecutors will decide this month whether or not to bring charges.

Now a harrowing audio tape of the attack has been obtained.

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4 guys break and enter a home after verbally threatening to kill someone and they enter with weapons and yet Torres is potentially charged with the crime? that's fucked up Phone Post 3.0

This happened quite a few days ago. Any updates? Phone Post 3.0

"If he acted in self-defense"??


They broke into his home...

DoomFarmer - "If he acted in self-defense"??


They broke into his home...
We live in a country with some crazy, backwards, nonsensical laws. Phone Post 3.0

Guys, the part in question is where he left his home and followed one of the guys and "finished the job."

While, I think what he did was righteous, the court may not see it that way. Fucked up as it is. If you say you are going to come to my house and kill me and my family and then show up, I should be able to follow you to the ends of the earth and fucking ice you. 

You can't call "Olly Olly Oxen Free" just because you walked off my property. You could come right back with heavier artillery and more friends.

Guys a hero.

Fuck the East Side Locos.

<he says safely from his house on another continent>

ausgepicht - 


Guys, the part in question is where he left his home and followed one of the guys and "finished the job."



While, I think what he did was righteous, the court may not see it that way. Fucked up as it is. If you say you are going to come to my house and kill me and my family and then show up, I should be able to follow you to the ends of the earth and fucking ice you. 



You can't call "Olly Olly Oxen Free" just because you walked off my property. You could come right back with heavier artillery and more friends.


Correct

Sub for later Phone Post 3.0

Unfortunately, if he pursued the invaders beyond the threshold of his door and killed one of them, he is almost certainly going to face charges and (likely) prison time.

The issue as the other poster said is about "olly olly oxen-free", basically when is it no longer OK to kill someone who invaded your house. The moment they flee the door, the property line, 20 feet, 100 feet, 2 minutes, 5 minutes? You get the idea.

At some point the line has to be drawn, and any time after the point the invader flees your home is completely arbitrary. The only important time to demarcate the difference IS when they flee their victims home.

I'd expect the defense to have to argue some sort of emotional "not of his right mind" circumstance, and if they do a good job he will probably get off. If they don't, he could very well go to the big house.

Shitty deal all around. He certainly didn't ask to be in that situation.

Osbot - Unfortunately, if he pursued the invaders beyond the threshold of his door and killed one of them, he is almost certainly going to face charges and (likely) prison time.

The issue as the other poster said is about "olly olly oxen-free", basically when is it no longer OK to kill someone who invaded your house. The moment they flee the door, the property line, 20 feet, 100 feet, 2 minutes, 5 minutes? You get the idea.

At some point the line has to be drawn, and any time after the point the invader flees your home is completely arbitrary. The only important time to demarcate the difference IS when they flee their victims home.

I'd expect the defense to have to argue some sort of emotional "not of his right mind" circumstance, and if they do a good job he will probably get off. If they don't, he could very well go to the big house.

Shitty deal all around. He certainly didn't ask to be in that situation.


Only a matter of time before someone dies from kiting.

Subd Phone Post 3.0

Castle law. He should be allowed to put their heads on spikes like Joffrey did to Eddard Stark.

God, I hope I don't panic in a hairy situation as much as that woman.

there's flaws in our system and this is just another example.

bluesville - Guys a hero.

Fuck the East Side Locos.

<he says safely from his house on another continent>

hah hah

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Word is his lawyer has now advised him to stop speaking with the police. Let this be a lesson to everyone. Never speak to the police in questioning without an attorney, even a public defender. The police are not there to help you, their job is to charge people with crimes. Be polite and say you would like to have an attorney present before you answer any questions.

The fact that he is an MMA fighter is surely hurting him here.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

That 911 op sounds like an idiot.. Could you just imagine being in that situation? I understand she is trying to get as much info as she can about whats going on, but still, this is happening RIGHT infront of this women on the phone, I think she is alittle preoccupied then to give a play by fucken play..


TTT