- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico grand jury has added attempted murder and child abuse charges against three men accused of invading the home of a professional mixed martial artist.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://goo.gl/cefpzl) that 20-year-old Raymond Garces, 21-year-old Nathan Avalos, and 23-year-old Leonard Calvillo recently saw amended indictments.

All three have pleaded not guilty to other charges in the case.

Authorities say Garces’ older brother, Sal Garces, was stabbed to death by Torrez, a mixed martial arts fighter, during the incident, which garnered national attention.

Torrez maintained he acted in self-defense and was never formally charged in Sal Garces’ death.

Previous reports say Torrez’s then-2-year-old son and his fiancée were in the home at the time of home invasion.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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