Melissa Torres

Photo of Melissa Torres, a woman with light brown skin, dark brown hair, and glasses. She wears large earrings and a maroon-and-gray sweater; in the foreground is a joystick for controlling her power wheelchair.Name: Melissa Torres.
Died: August 4, 2013.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: New York City, New York, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic.

Melissa’s boyfriend strangled or suffocated her.

Melissa had a two-year-old son who was in the apartment at the time. Though he was alone for most of the next day, the little boy was found safe and now lives with his grandmother.

Case status:
Angelo Sanchez (Boyfriend), convicted of and sentenced to 25 years to life.

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