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Springdale Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Murdering Bethel Heights Man

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 sentence...

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Springdale man has taken a plea deal for the murder of a Bethel Heights man.

Springdale Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Murdering 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.