Cid Torrez’s sentencing continued to end of month after courtroom rant

Cid Torrez's sentencing was continued to the end of the month after he went on a bizarre courtroom rant Thursday.

"Commander-in-chief, the witch hunt ends here," Torrez said. "My name is Cid Torrez. The witch hunt ends here." 

Thursday's sentencing hearing came months after Torrez was convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of his estranged wife.

His new sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 23. His attorney told Local 10 News reporter Shyann Malone that the judge ordered that his client be re-evaluated. 

The former couple's eldest child testified during the trial that she heard a howling sound at her home on the morning that authorities believe Vilet Torrez was killed.

The teen told jurors that she then heard her father say, "No, you wake up."

Vilet Torrez Jr., who shares the same first name as her mother, also spoke at her father's sentencing hearing Thursday, telling her father in part, “You are going to go to hell. Thanks for everything dad."

Vilet Torrez Jr. said she has suffered from depression and panic attacks since her mother's disappearance.

"You make me sick. How dare you have the nerve to do this to me, to your sons, to your family, to my mom's family, to everyone," she told her father. 

Vilet Torrez Sr. was last seen on surveillance video early in the morning on March 31, 2012, after arriving back to her Miramar home after a night out with her boyfriend.

Her boyfriend, Zoe Rodriguez, testified during the trial, claiming that Cid Torrez told him to end his relationship with the victim.

Prosecutors painted Cid Torrez during the trial as a jealous husband, who was upset that his soon-to-be ex-wife had moved on with another man.

Detectives said two cadaver dogs detected the odor of human remains in the trunk and backseat of Cid Torrez's car and at the couple's home.

Police said Cid Torrez's co-worker told them the defendant believed his wife had cheated on him and used a program to monitor her cellphone.

Vilet Torrez's body has never been found. 

Cid Torrez did not testify during his trial. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced. 
 

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