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6 Investigates: A bank robbery arrest provides an opening in Alex Torres' murder case

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 12:11:41-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Tonight we have Part 2 in a series of reports about the murder of a teenage boy who was shot in his own home.

Last night, we heard from Alex Torres' family and about the heartwrenching moments when they found him lifeless on their kitchen floor.

For more than 18 months, his unsolved murder had the Corpus Christi community on edge.

That was until a bank robbery arrest in the summer of 2016.

What happened next gave detectives the key evidence they needed -- and a motive.

Tomorrow night, prosecutors lay out their case.

A boy killed inside his own home and a love triangle filled with revenge.

But jurors cannot agree.

Why not?

And who is to blame for three mistrials in the case?

We'll have those answers in an exclusive interview with the Nueces County District Attorney's office.

That's all tomorrow night at 10 p.m. in part 3 of our series.

Here's a link to our previous stories in the series:

Part 1: Part 1 of the sad saga of the death of 13-year-old Alex Torres

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