Roque Torres sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing mistress, dumping body near Everglades
Updated On: Jun 05 2014 09:00:54 AM EDT
A Miami man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his mistress and dumping her body near the Everglades.
Roque Torres, 64, was sentenced by a Miami-Dade County judge Wednesday.
Jurors in March convicted him of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.
Prosecutors say Torres shot Marisol Ramon during an argument inside his SUV in May 2010. After dumping the body in a rural area near the Broward-Palm Beach County line, Torres abandoned the SUV and fled to Central America.
Torres was later arrested in Nicaragua.
His defense attorney argued during trial that Ramon was a jealous, possessive lover and shot herself during a struggle over the gun.
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