Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

Meet DA Nancy E. O'Malley

Charges Filed Against Willie Antawn Torrence for Murder of Three Year Old Oakland Boy

OAKLAND -- Alameda County DA Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that murder charges have been filed against Willie Antawn Torrence for the August 8, 2011 murder of a three-year-old Oakland child.

Additionally, the defendant is charged with two counts of attempted murder. The young boy who was killed was the victim of a drive-by shooting at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon on the 65th block of International Blvd. in Oakland.

Charges were also filed against Lawrence Denard, the co-defendant in this prosecution, on August 11, 2011.

Defendant Torrence is currently in custody in Nevada. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is actively seeking extradition of the defendant from the State of Nevada to Alameda County.

***

Posted on Aug 16, 2011