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Lawyer: NM MMA fighter no longer cooperating with deputies after killing man in home invasion
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, January 6, 2014 5:06 PM EST
An attorney for a professional mixed martial artist who deputies say killed a man suspected of breaking into his New Mexico home says his client is no longer cooperating with authorities.
Dona Ana County sheriff's officials say 25-year-old Sal Garces died last week from stab wounds after he and three other men broke into Torrez's mobile home north of Las Cruces.
Deputies say Torrez, his fiancee and a toddler were home at the time.
McElhinney says Torrez fought off the intruders and one "suffered serious facial injuries."
Two men are facing charges.
According to Tapology.com, Torrez is a lightweight fighter with a 1-5 professional record.