FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Springdale man has taken a plea deal for the murder of a Bethel Heights man.
According to court records, Anjel Torres was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing Javier Nicolas-Rodriguez on Dec. 6, 2018. Officers responding to Pioneer Street for gunshots and found Nicolas, 19, dead inside a vehicle that had crashed into a house.
Torres pleaded guilty to First-Degree murder Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
Police said Torres later fled to California with the help of a friend, Jose Mendoza, who was arrested in connection with hindering apprehension.
U.S. Marshals arrested Torres in San Bernardino, Calif., and officials extradited him back to Arkansas.