Jorge Torrez

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Trial For Ex-Marine Charged With Killing Two Zion Kids Delayed Until February

The anticipated trial of Jorge Torrez for the alleged 2005 murder of two young girls in Zion will likely not occur until next February, officials said Tuesday.

05/26/2015

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Ten Years Since Girls’ Deaths, Suspect Awaits Trial

It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.

05/11/2015

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Zion Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Navy Officer In Virginia

A federal jury has sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks he committed over the years.

04/24/2014

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Zion Double Murder Suspect Faces Separate Murder Trial In Virginia

A man charged with killing two girls in north suburban Zion was preparing to go on trial Monday in a separate slaying in Virginia.

03/31/2014

Jail/Prison

Attorney: Lake County Is A Hotbed Of False Convictions

With four recent high-profile cases, a Waukegan defense lawyer says Lake County has become a hotbed of false convictions.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Murder victims Laura Hobbs (left); Krystal Tobas (CBS)

New Suspects Charged In 2 High-Profile Lake County Murder Cases

Prosecutors in Lake County have lodged charges in two high-profile murder cases, in which other men have been charged or convicted.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Ex-Marine Linked To Zion Killings Charged In Naval Officer’s Death

A former Lake County man linked to the murders of two little girls in Zion has been indicted for the 2009 murder of a female naval officer in Virginia.

06/17/2011

Wrongly accused child murderer Jerry Hobbs talks about his experiences. (CBS)

Hobbs To Sue Lake County For Botching Murder Case

A former Zion resident who spent five years in jail while wrongfully charged with murdering his daughter and another girl, will file a lawsuit against Lake County law enforcement officials.

12/01/2010

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Ex-Marine Tied To Zion Girl’s Murder Convicted In Rape

Jury recommends he receive five life sentences for attack on Maryland student.

10/18/2010