A Vermilion County Circuit Court Jury has found a Danville man guilty on all charges in connection with a 2015 double murder. Jurors deliberated a little over three hours late today (Tuesday) before returning guilty verdicts on first-degree murder charges against 30-year-old Glen Torres.
The verdicts ended a week-long trial. Jurors found Torres guilty in the August – 2015 shooting deaths of 28-year-old Zarra Strickland and 29-year-old Theodore Hill. Their bodies were found dumped in the yard of a vacant home along Western Avenue, just west of Danville.
The defense had contended that Torres was home with his young daughter in Indianapolis at the time of the killings. But Assistant Attorney General Jonathan McKay told jurors the scientific and physical evidence, along with testimony showed that Torres is the person responsible for the killings.
The bodies of the two victims were found on August 4th, 2015….two days after they were shot in the head and dumped near a tree line along Western Avenue according to testimony.
Sentencing in the case will occur later.
[**The photo shows part of the heavy police presence that was at the Rita B,. Garman Vermilion County Courthouse as the verdicts were returned Tuesday evening.]