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Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Background information
Occupation Grocer
Born ca. 1927
Puerto Rico
Spouse(s) Maria Torres
Attack information
Date June 25, 1969
1 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Location(s) Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 8
Injured 1
Weapon(s) Hunting knife
Baseball bat

Rafael Torres (also spelled Raphael Torres) was a Puerto Rican grocer who killed eight members of his family and wounded a ninth in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States on June 25, 1969, before being arrested.

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VictimsEdit

  • Maria Torres, 40, his wife
  • Maria Torres, 20, his daughter
  • Esperanza Torres, 19, his daughter
  • Caridad Torres, 17, his daughter
  • Felconor Torres, 12, his daughter
  • Ana Torres, 11, his daughter
  • Victor Torres, 10, his son
  • Ileana Torres, 9, his daughter

Wounded was his son Raymond Torres, 15.

ReferencesEdit

  1. A Murder Suspect Accused of Slaying Eight in His Family, The New York Times (June 26, 1969)
  2. 8 MURDER VICTIMS BURIED IN JERSEYy, The New York Times (June 29, 1969)
  3. Father jailed after slaying of 8 in family, Spokane Daily Chronicle (June 25, 1969)
  4. 8 stabbed to death in Jersey City, St. Joseph News-Press (June 25, 1969)
  5. Merchant kills wife, seven children in Jersey carnage, The Bryan Times (June 25, 1969)
  6. Grocer charged in deaths of wife, 7 children, Meriden Journal (June 25, 1969)
  7. Family of 8 stabbed, The Age (June 26, 1969)
  8. Berserk grocer stabs wife, seven children to death, The Evening News (June 25, 1969)
  9. 7 children, mother slain; father held, The Free Lance-Star (June 25, 1969)
  10. 14 are killed in twin tragedies, Lodi News-Sentinel (June 26, 1969)
  11. Held in slaying eight, Nashua Telegraph (June 26, 1969)
  12. Father charged in family deaths, Rome News-Tribune (June 25, 1969)
  13. Jersey grocer jailed after 8 knifed to death, The Tuscaloosa News (June 25, 1969)
  14. Accused slayer of eight, The Spokesman-Review (June 26, 1969)
  15. Accuse man of killing wife, seven children, The Gettysburg Times (June 25, 1969)
  16. Man held in death of wife, 7 children, St. Petersburg Independent (June 25, 1969)
  17. News in brief - Jersey City, The Spokesman-Review (June 26, 1969)
  18. Wife, 7 children slain; mate held, Toledo Blade (June 25,, 1969)
  19. Father charged in family deaths, The Fort Scott Tribune (June 26, 1969)
  20. Grocer held for stabbings, Nashua Telegraph (June 25, 1969)
  21. Kills wife, 7 kids, Florence Times-Tri-Cities Daily (June 25, 1969)
  22. Merchant kills wife, 7 of their children, The Times-News (June 25, 1969)
  23. N.J. father said slayer of family, The Spokesman-Review (June 26, 1969)
  24. Man blamed in deaths of wife, 7 children, The Spartanburg Herald (June 26, 1969)
  25. Wife, 7 children killed in home, The Victoria Advocate (June 26, 1969)
  26. Grocer, free on bail, collapses after killings, Daytona Beach Morning Journal (June 26, 1969)
  27. Kills wife and 7 of 9 children, Schenectady Gazette (June 26, 1969)
  28. Eight slain members of family are buried, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (June 29, 1969)
  29. Man who killed 8 in family is in poor condition, The Norwalk Hour (June 26, 1969)
  30. Man slays wife, seven children, The Norwalk Hour (June 25, 1969)
  31. 8 members of family are buried, Spartanburg Herald-Journal (June 29, 1969)
  32. Jersey City man charged in massacre, Reading Eagle (June 25, 1969)
  33. Slayer's rage mystery, The Evening News (June 26, 1969)
  34. Grocer is charged with death of wife, children, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (June 26, 1969) (p. 12)
  35. Family decimated, Warsaw Times-Union (June 26, 1969)
  36. Dad kills 8 in family, police say, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 26, 1969)
  37. 8 slain in N. J.; husband seized, The Pittsburgh Press (June 25, 1969)
  38. Man free on bail on murder charge heldin in slaying of eight, Observer-Reporter (June 26, 1969)
  39. Held in slaying, The Day (June 26, 1969)
  40. Pleads in murder, The Kansas City Star (August 27, 1969)
  41. Torres held for hearing on killings, The Times Record (July 24, 1969)
  42. Jersey City mother, 7 children slain; father faces murder charge, The Times Record (June 25, 1969)
  43. Jersey City man stabs to death wife, 7 children, Union-Sun Journal (June 25, 1969)
  44. Albert Ellis, John M. Gullo: Murder and assassination; Lyle Stuart, 1971. (pp. 54/55) [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
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