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Jovani Torres Indicted for June 2012 Murder of Ivan Tavares

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jovani Torres (DOB: 4/24/81), with a last known address of 292 Potters Avenue, Providence, was arraigned today before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause for the June 2, 2012 murder of Ivan Tavares.

A Providence County Grand Jury reported out a secret indictment on August 31, 2012 charging Torres with one count each of murder, use of a firearm while in the commission of a crime of violence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm without a license (P1-2012-2484AG).

Following the indictment, an arrest warrant was issued for Torres. The United States Marshalls apprehended Torres in Florida last month and extradited to Rhode Island on Friday. He has been held at the ACI pending today's arraignment.

Judge Krause ordered Torres held without bail. A status conference is scheduled for October 31, 2012.

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