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Police Say ‘No Credible Information’ Murder Suspect Involved in Gang

by Dave Emke — June 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm 5 Comments

Following a Washington Post report that the man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen last week is involved with MS-13, county police say otherwise.

In a media alert Wednesday afternoon, the Fairfax County Police Department says there is no credible information to link 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, a Salvadoran national living in Sterling, with any gang.

“Homicide detectives investigating the murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen looked into whether the suspect, Darwin Martinez Torres, is a gang member or affiliated with gangs, but have found no credible information to support any connection. The case remains active and we will release additional information as we can. Martinez Torres remains at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.”

Using information received from a Loudoun County woman, the Washington Post reported Tuesday that Torres “had punched, choked and sexually assaulted [the woman] and was a member of the MS-13 street gang.” The newspaper also cited Loudoun County Child Protective Services documents that “were read to a Washington Post reporter.”

FCPD has worked to combat rumors throughout its investigation into the brutal killing last Sunday morning. It has also repeatedly shot down community insistence that the Muslim teen’s slaying was hate-motivated. Rather, they’ve said, Torres was experiencing extreme road rage when he drove onto the curb, exited his vehicle with a baseball bat and attacked.

Nabra’s violent death has struck a chord within the community at large. A crowd in the thousands came out for a vigil in her honor last week at Lake Anne Plaza.

  • FakeNews

    So, WaPo printed something that wasn’t fact checked or correct?

  • Mike M

    Phew! So he is only a wanton murderer and an illegal alien.

  • Have a nICE trip to hell

    I think we should expel this child killer as quickly as we can. Dont waste any time or funds on this child killer.

    Thanks and god speed.

    • The Constitutionalist

      You don’t think he’ll be back?

      • RestonAssurance

        You’re correct – he’ll be back and they’ll be more victims. We all know he’s not the first with this trend. I just hope it’s a quick Capital Murder charge with a quick 7 years on death row.

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