Man charged with mur­der of girl by Fair­fax mosque

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

A 22-year-old Fair­fax County man was held on a mur­der charge Mon­day in the slay­ing of a teenage Mus­lim girl who was at­tacked dur­ing a break­fast break from an all-night prayer ses­sion at her mosque.

Dar­win Martinez Tor­res of Ster­ling was ar­raigned Mon­day in Fair­fax County Ju­ve­nile and Do­mes­tic Re­la­tions Court and or­dered held with­out bail pend­ing a July 19 court ap­pear­ance.

Ac­cord­ing to state­ments from po­lice and the mosque, the girl and her friends were walk­ing back to the All Dulles Area Mus­lim So­ci­ety mosque from a McDonald’s in the Ster­ling area be­tween 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sun­day when a man drove up and some kind of al­ter­ca­tion en­sued.

Ac­cord­ing to NBC4 in Wash­ing­ton, the teen fell as the girls ran, and only later did they re­al­ize that she was not among them.

Dur­ing an in­tense search for the girl, an of­fi­cer stopped a car be­ing driven sus­pi­ciously Sun­day, and the driver, later iden­ti­fied as Mr. Martinez Tor­res, was taken into custody, po­lice said.

NBC4 re­ported that Mr. Martinez Tor­res was ques­tioned near the scene of the at­tack, and led of­fi­cers sev­eral miles away to a re­ten­tion pond across the street from his apart­ment com­plex where a fe­male body, be­lieved to be the girl’s, was found at about 3 p.m. Sun­day.

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