Roque Torres sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing mistress, dumping body near Everglades

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 05 2014 08:54:23 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 05 2014 09:00:54 AM EDT

Ramon Torres (right) was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his mistress, Marisol Ramon. Her body was found near the Broward-Palm Beach County line.

MIAMI -

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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