Cid Torrez monitored wife's cellphone before her disappearance, prosecutors say

Software company rep. says Torrez paid for service months before wife's death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Cid Torrez's murder trial continued Monday, where prosecutors accused him of monitoring his estranged wife's cellphone during the last few months before her disappearance.

Prosecutors said Cid Torrez paid for software that allowed him access to Vilet Torez's phone, so he could view her emails, text messages and call logs.

There was even a live audio feature where he would be able to hear any and all conversations if his phone was near Vilet Torrez's phone, prosecutors said.

A representative from the software company testified Monday and said that Cid Torrez paid for the software in the months leading up to his wife's disappearance.

Another witness, who worked with Cid Torrez as his vendor, testified that the defendant told him that he found out his wife had moved on with another man through the tracking software.

Prosecutors said Cid Torrez was an obsessive estranged husband, consumed with her every movement before he killed her.

Miramar police said Vilet Torrez was last seen on surveillance video driving into her gated community sometime after 5 a.m. on March 31, 2012.

Detectives said cadaver dogs detected the odor of human remains in the trunk and backseat of Cid Torrez's car and at the couple's home.

But Vilet Torrez's body was never found.

The Torrez's eldest child, who is also the state's key witness, testified Friday that her father was at the home the last night her mother was seen alive.

Vilet Torrez's family has been present in court since the trial started last week.

Cid Torrez faces up to life in prison if he is convicted in his wife's death.


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