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Torres sentenced for slitting throat, stealing car
Abel Torres
A convicted felon with a history of violence has been given 20 years in prison for slitting another man’s throat.The man, Abel Torres, 31, entered a no-contest plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of attempted murder and carjacking. He was directed to serve 20 years in prison at 85 percent, meaning he will not become eligible for parole until serving 17 years behind bars. In addition to the 20 years, he still owes the state four years on a prior conviction involving a violent crime, making his effective sentence 24 years.Torres’ prison time comes for slicing the throat of Jared Hendrixson as the two were passengers in a moving car on Pike Hill Road.