NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 28-year-old man was charged Sunday with criminal homicide in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.
According to police, 28-year-old Dwayne Herelle Jr. has been charged with criminal homicide after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Irene Torres.
Torres’ body was found inside a plastic container in Herelle’s closet at 865 Bellevue Apartments, according to Metro police.
Investigators believe Herelle met Torres outside her Old Hickory home in the 1:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. timeframe Sunday. Herelle told detectives they argued and that he stabbed her.
Herelle is believed to have driven Torres’ body across the county to his Bellevue apartment and put her in the plastic container in the closet.
Later Sunday morning, Torres’ parents checked the security footage outside the Old Hickory residence and saw Herelle taking Torres away, according to a release.
West Precinct officers went to Herelle’s apartment, where he told them Torres was not there and he had not seen her since Friday.
Metro police reported Torres’ father went to the apartment and was told by Herelle his daughter was at a downtown hotel. As Torres’ father and Herelle were on their way downtown, Herelle reportedly admitted to stabbing the victim to death.
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