Jurors on Thursday discovered Fredrick Torres, a former caricature artist accused of stabbing a coworker with scissors at Common Orlando, responsible of tried homicide.
- Fredrick Torres discovered responsible of tried homicide in stabbing
- Torres stabbed coworker Glenn Ferguson at Islands of Journey
- Ferguson was stabbed within the head and neck with scissors
Torres was charged with first-diploma tried homicide within the New Yr’s Day 2016 stabbing of Glenn Ferguson.
Torres’ protection group closed its case with out bringing ahead a single witness Thursday.
Legal professionals stated they did not have to, as a result of they assume it is clear their shopper did not plan something however all of the sudden snapped when he came upon he was fired from his job as a caricature artist.
“There are affordable doubts as as to if or not the state has proved the factor of premeditation,” public defender Kate MacMillen stated.
As an alternative of bringing ahead witnesses or having Torres himself take the stand, his protection did not deny that the Jan. 1, 2016 assault occurred, however it stated the act was made in anger over his firing and never a choice that Torres deliberate.
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— Bailey Myers (@BaileyMyers_) August 24, 2017
The state ended its argument by saying that surveillance video exhibits Torres chasing Ferguson round for minutes — sufficient time, they stated, for Torres to assume twice earlier than making an attempt to kill Ferguson.
“For seven minutes, he (Torres) checked out Glenn Ferguson, nonetheless holding the weapon on him, and simply stared him down, and the one factor that he was ready for was the chance,” Mark Interlicchio of the State Lawyer’s Workplace stated.
With a big scar on the aspect of his head, Ferguson himself took the stand on Wednesday, when he appeared within the Orange County courtroom together with his service canine, Gracie. He testified that he feared and ran for his life.
Torres might face life in jail.
Fredrick Torres was discovered responsible Thursday of tried homicide within the stabbing of a former coworker. (Bailey Myers, employees)