Man charged after San Lorenzo family party attack

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A man attempted to murder guests of a family celebration in San Lorenzo a day after Thanksgiving. 

According to prosecutors, Leandro Angelo Torres, 31, was asked to leave the party for being disruptive. 

After he was kicked out, Torres accelerated his car towards four women who were standing outside. 

One of the victims was pinned between Torrer’s car and a parked vehicle. 

Torres also allegedly attacked his brother’s car. 

The Alameda County District Attorney charged Torres with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. 

District Attorney Pamela Price said, “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.”

If convicted, Torres will face up to 12 years in state prison.


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