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Diana Alvarez murder progresses slowly, judge sets deadline

Jorge Guerrero Torres, facing the death penalty for the murder of nine-year-old Diana Alvarez, held a pre-trial meeting on Thursday.

Guerrero Torres lived with his family before Diana disappeared when he was abducted from his home in San Carlos Park on May 29, 2016.

Guerrero-Torres was finally arrested and charged with kidnapping. Her body was not found until 2020 near the Yeehaw Junction in Central Florida.

Investigators found a picture of Diana on his cell phone.

He was later convicted in federal court for child pornography related to these photographs and sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

Guerrero-Torres is currently in Lee County Jail, waiting to go to Diana’s murder trial.

He has been charged in state court for her murder and may face the death penalty.

At the pre-trial meeting, it was difficult to find witnesses, so 17 of the 50 testimony records were completed and the case was delayed. They hope the rest will be completed by the end of the year.

The next pre-face-to-face meeting is set for October 24th at 3:00 pm. At that time, Judge Margaret Steinbeck will reach the deadline for all proceedings. Steinbeck added that there would be no further delays after November 30th.

Currently, the Guerrero Torres case is one of the oldest unsolved cases in the 20th Circuit Court.

Judge Steinbeck hopes the proceedings will be filed by the spring of 2023.

Diana Alvarez murder progresses slowly, judge sets deadline

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