Man arrested in missing woman denied bond
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- A man arrested eight months after his wife disappeared appeared in bond court Thursday.
"You are charged with murder in the first-degree, I find probable you will be detained on no bond hold," said the judge.
Detectives have been working the murder case of Villet Torres for months. Villlet is the Miramar woman that went missing in March.
Wednesday, police finally made an arrest and the person they arrested is her estranged husband, Cid Torres.
Torres' attorney is upset that the court isn't showing him facts to support an arrest. The arrest came even without the recovery of a body. "What that indicates to me is they're preceeding with a circumstancial evidence case," said Richard Della Fera. "In my opinion, a circumstancial evidence case is very difficult to prove to a jury."
Back in March of this year, Cid reported his wife missing but detectives said, shortly after he reported her missing, he stopped cooperating with the investigation and stopped talking to detectives.
Detectives took Cid Torres to the Broward County Jail. He was arrested at around 8 p.m. Wednesday night at his parents house in Miami Lakes. Officers said he did not resist arrest but has still not spoken to detectives, even when they tried to question him.
One of Villet's sisters was at the Miramar Police Department Wednesday night and spoke to reporters shortly after she found out her brother-in-law had been arrested.
"Never expected this to happen the day before Thanksgiving," said sister Nayiva Blanco. "We had been thinking about them today a lot. My mother's been crying since this morning. Knowing that it was going to be our first Thanksgiving without her and without the children. Not knowing what they were gonna do, how they were going to celebrate it. So it's just an act of God I guess."
The family now hopes they will feel a little bit of closure this Thanksgiving. Detectives in Miramar said even though they have made an arrest, the case is still not over. They still have not found the body of Villet and they are determined to find it.
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