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  1. #1
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    Oct 2014

    CT - Derrick Comrie, 20, & Luis Benitez, 28, murdered, Hartford, 2006 & 2009

    After nine years, a cold case has been solved thanks to a deck of playing cards that highlights unsolved homicides and disappearances. In early January of 2006, Derrick Comrie was leaving from a basketball game at a local high school. While in the car, Hector Torres shot Comrie in the face with a shotgun. The two had been in a dispute previously and Torres had been planning this revenge killing. Torres admitted his role in the killing while in prison. He is taking a plea deal.


    Under a plea agreement, Torres, 27, faces 30 to 38 years in prison for killing Comrie when he is sentenced July 9, court records show.

    Torres will be sentenced the same day on charges of being an accessory to murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the Dec. 7, 2009, shooting of Luis "Berto" Benitez. Benitez died of his wounds several months later.
    Another man was charged with Comrie's murder in 2006 but was later acquitted:

    Man Acquitted In City Murder Case - January 23rd, 2007

    Other Articles:

    Shooting of Wethersfield man is Hartford's 3rd homicide of 2006

    Cold case playing cards lead to murder conviction

  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    Hartford man gets 37 years in prison for cold case killings

    A Hartford man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for two killings in 2006 and 2009 that had been featured on “cold case playing cards” that authorities hand out in an effort to get tips on unsolved cases.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2014
    East Tennessee
    It is so gratifying to see justice served for people in all levels of society. Not just the rich, or this group or that group. RIP Derrick. Prayers for all involved family members and friends.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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