American teen slain after leaving mosque

2017-06-19 19:35
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Fairfax - A 22-year-old man charged with killing a teenage girl after she and her friends left a mosque is being held without bail.

Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling was arraigned on Monday in Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in the American state of Virginia. He was ordered held without bond pending a July 19 court appearance.

Police say the girl and her friends were walking back from a fast food restaurant in the Sterling area when they got into a dispute with a man in a car. Police arrested Torres after a search.

Police said the girl had been participating in overnight activities at a religious institution. The All Dulles Area Muslim Society confirmed in a news release that the teens were affiliated with the mosque.

Police reiterated on Monday the slaying was not being investigated as a hate crime.

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