December 4, 2023
Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price Charges Attempted Murder in Family Party Incident
Oakland – The Office of Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price announced it has charged Leandro Angelo Torres with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. The defendant is accused of accelerating his car into four women after disrupting a family party. Torres, 31, faces up to 12 years in state prison if convicted of the alleged charges in the complaint.
The facts, as we understand them, involve a dispute during a family gathering in San Lorenzo. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office investigators, on November 25, 2023, Leandro Torres was asked to leave the family party. He later returned and allegedly attacked his brother’s car. He then allegedly drove his vehicle towards four women standing in the street, one of whom was pinned between Torres’ car and a parked vehicle.
Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price stated, “Family violence in Alameda County is a real problem, especially during the holidays. This incident obviously traumatized the entire family and the neighborhood. Mr. Torres’ uncontrolled anger will have severe consequences for him, his family, and the victims of this unprovoked attack. This is an unfortunate incident for the whole community.”
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