Cid Torrez Indicted by Broward Grand Jury on First-Degree Murder of Missing Wife

A Broward County grand jury deliberated for just 23 minutes before indicting Cid Torrez on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his missing wife, Vilet Patricia Torrez.

Vilet, 38, a mother of three, was last seen March 31. But Cid, 39, didn't report her missing until April 2.

As of now, no body or remains have been found. But the testimony of 16 witnesses was enough for the grand jury to indict Torrez.

Zoe Rodriguez, Vilet's coworker, is the last known person to have seen her. According to prosecutors, Vilet had been at Zoe's home on the night of March 31. Vilet left his home at around 4:30 a.m.

She arrived to her Harbour Lake townhome on SW 28th Court at 5:16 a.m., according to prosecutors.

Cid was inside their home with their children.

Richard Della Fera, Cid's defense attorney, says the prosecution will try to paint his client as a jealous husband.

"He wasn't a jealous husband," Della Fera said. "He was prepared to divorce."

According to Della Fera, Cid had seen a divorce attorney in mid-March but Vilet talked him out of going through with a divorce.

They had three children together: two boys, ages 5 and 8, and a girl, 13.

Cid Torrez had been a "person of interest" from the time of Vilet's disappearance. But he had't been charged with her death until Thanksgiving Eve, when he was arrested. Cid and Vilet had been high school sweethearts and were married for 13 years.

Cid Torrez is being held without bond in the Broward County Main Jail.

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