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Torres faces attempted murder
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Attempted murder charges have been filed against a convicted armed robber after he allegedly slashed a man’s throat and then ran over him with a stolen car.The suspect, Abel Cabrerra Torres, 31, is no stranger to being charged with attempted murder as he has been convicted of trying to kill two people in the past. He faces 15 to 40 years in prison on the new charge if convicted of the Class A felony – a term that would be served in addition to four years he still owes for violation of parole for his 1999 attempted murder conviction that got him a 20-year sentence.Torres is accused of slitting the throat of Jared Hendrixson while the two were passengers in a car driven by a third person who was not involved in the incident. The cutting happened Tuesday afternoon as the three were traveling down Pike Hill Road.“Torres and Hendrixson were at odds and had talked on the phone and then they went and picked him up,” said Sheriff Jackie Matheny, noting they expect to get a statement from the victim today from his hospital room at Vanderbilt.