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Family of Rocksprings murder victim relieved at suspects' arrest

Suspects in cold case go before a judge, charged with Capital murder.

ROCKSPRINGS, Texas – The Edwards County Courthouse was packed. There wasn't an empty seat, and dry eyes were hard to come by as 37-year-old George "Poche" Torres Jr. and his sister, 40-year-old Angelica Marie Torres went before a judge.

The pair is facing capital murder charges for their involvement in the death of their aunt, Patricia Torres Paz.

Tina Falcon, Paz's sister could hardly contain herself as her niece and nephew were read their charges.

"I've been praying to god every night that hopefully we would get this point right now that they would find who had murdered her," said Falcon.

Paz was killed back in 1996. The suspects cut Paz's throat, beat her and stabbed her multiple times.

According to investigators the suspect then bathed and dressed her and attempted to set the house on fire.

Edwards County Sheriff Pamela Elliott says the motive for the murder was robbery, the suspects sought money to buy drugs.

"It hurt in both ways," said Falcon. "The fact that he is my nephew and she was my sister."

Paz's case went cold but was re-opened on July 7, 2014.