Torres Murder, Rape Case Enters Second Week

Monday marked the fourth day of the Glenn Torres first degree murder and rape trial in Grand Junction. Torres is accused of killing Paula Moore, 19, nearly 13 years ago.

The prosecution questioned several detectives who worked on the case. The prosecution also called Jaimie Passmore of Montrose to the stand. Passmore was present the night two boys stole Paula Moore's car from the Walmart parking lot on North Avenue in Grand Junction unknowing that it had Moore's body in the trunk.

The two boys who stole the car on the night of September 28, 1992. Larry Fache and David Jacobs took the car to the house Passmore was staying at once they had discovered the body. Passmore described the boy's demeanor that night as frantic and panicked.

After discussing what to do with the car the boys decided to return it to a vacant parking lot, wipe their prints off the car, and then call police with an anonymous tip.

Passmore was 16 at the time. Both Jacobs and Fache were teenagers as well, and both were excluded as the killers based on D.N.A. evidence. According to a forensics report, Torres was not excluded as the possible killer.

If convicted, Torres faces life in prison without the possiblity of parole. The trial is expected to last for a month.

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