Court Dismisses Case Against Suspect in Lynwood Murder

Little evidence leads to the release of a suspect in Lynwood hit and run killing.

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On November 7, 2012, Anthony Hernandez, 23, the man who was accused of running down Ivan Torres, 25, with a car was set free due to lack of evidence.

“We asked that it be dismissed in the interest of justice,” said a spokesperson of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office via telephone. “There were issues involving the sufficiency of the evidence.”

Hernandez was believed to have argued with Torres before the fatal incident at a party in the 11100 block of Linden Street, according to homicide detectives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). 

Authorites stated that Torres was struck by a vehicle north on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at approximately 3:53 a.m. on October 28, 2012.

Despite the accusations, Hernandez maintained his innocence during the most recent preliminary hearing, along with a couple of supporters on Patch.

No more information has been released on the case.

“There is an ongoing investigation and we can’t comment,” said the spokesperson of the district attorney’s office.

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