Feb 14, 2020 11:44 AM

Colorado man pleads guilty to rural Hodgeman Co. murder

Posted Feb 14, 2020 11:44 AM

Emilio Nunez-Torres is being held in Ford County

JETMORE – A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder and aggravated robbery, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Emilio Nunez-Torres, 46, of Fort Collins, Colorado, yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of second degree intentional murder and one count of aggravated robbery in Hodgeman County District Court. Chief Judge Bruce Gatterman accepted the pleas and scheduled sentencing for April 1 at 10 a.m.

Nunez-Torres was charged with the crimes in connection with the September 2018 death of Bayron Diaz Bautista in rural Hodgeman County.

Charges remain pending against two additional defendants in connection with the crimes. Criminal charges are merely accusations; individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.