SAPD: Man shelled out $10,000 to have ex-girlfriend killed

Teodoro Torres III paid man he met in Bexar County Jail, authorities say

Teodoro Torres III, 50, is charged with solicitation of capital murder. (Bexar County Jail, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police and the Texas Rangers arrested a man accused of paying someone $10,000 to kill his ex-girlfriend, according to an affidavit.

Teodoro Torres III was arrested Monday night on suspicion of solicitation of capital murder, Bexar County Jail records show.

A Texas Ranger reached out to San Antonio police on Dec. 4 and notified them of the investigation into Torres.

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Authorities believe Torres paid a man he met while incarcerated in Bexar County Jail.

However, the man he paid told authorities he got “cold feet” and told Torres’ ex-girlfriend about the plan.

Investigators had the man call Torres while they interviewed him, according to the affidavit. During that call, Torres said he still wanted his ex-girlfriend killed.

Torres allegedly echoed the same sentiments again while speaking to an undercover special agent at Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, according to the affidavit.

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After he was taken into custody, Torres told police his ex-girlfriend would not let him see their son, according to the affidavit.

Torres’ bail was set at $300,000, jail records showed.


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Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.