- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The man accused of fatally shooting a preschooler on a New Mexico freeway last month has been indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Tony Torrez was indicted Friday on charges of first-degree murder, shooting at or from a motor vehicle and causing great bodily harm, and assault with intent to commit a violent felony.

Torrez was arrested Oct. 21, a day after the shooting that killed 4-year-old Lilly Garcia during what Albuquerque police have described as a road rage dispute.

Lilly was inside her father’s truck when she was shot.

Torrez is being held on a $650,000 cash-only bond.

His public defenders say they “expect serious issues to emerge concerning the nature and causes” of the shooting. They did not elaborate, indicating the defense’s investigation into the case is ongoing.


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