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Lowell Man Sentenced to 72 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - A man from Lowell was sentenced in court today for killing his girlfriend in April 2018.

According to Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith, Jose Torres, 27, accepted a plea deal for 72 years in prison for first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. He was also charged with committing a crime in the presence of children.

Investigators say Torres shot and killed his girlfriend over a domestic dispute.

The plea states Torres can not have contact with the victim's family or with his children until they reach 18 years old.

According to Smith, the victim's family was in favor of the plea deal.

 


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