Jersey City man charged with murder in 2012 Pennsylvania killing

A Styrofoam cup and cigarette butt led to the arrest of a man wanted for a 2012 killing.

Matt Trapani

Mar 27, 2024, 2:15 AM

Updated 16 days ago

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A Styrofoam cup and cigarette butt led to the arrest of a man wanted for a 2012 killing.
Officials say Julio Torres was killed outside a Pennsylvania diner more than a decade ago.
A man named Jomaine Case was originally arrested for the crime, but it was determined that he did not do it.
The case was reopened in 2023. Police pulled DNA from a cigarette leading them to make an arrest.
Jersey City’s Vallis Slaughter has now been charged with murder in the case.


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