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March 9, 2022 -- Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Bronx resident Wanda Veguilla and Yonkers resident John Torres were indicted for charges in connection with the 2012 murder of 26-year-old Pamela Graddick. 

Veguilla, 41, was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for Murder in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both felonies. Torres, 30, was indicted for Criminal Facilitation in the Second Degree, Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, all felonies.

Veguilla was arraigned on March 1, 2022, and Torres was arraigned on March 8, 2022.

The indictment alleges that Veguilla – the victim’s girlfriend – fatally shot Graddick in the apartment they shared on Morris Avenue in the Bronx. Following the shooting, Veguilla and Torres disposed of her body in a wooded area in Yonkers, where it was eventually discovered by members of the Yonkers Police Department on Sept. 4, 2012.

Yonkers Police arrested Veguilla on Jan. 23, 2022, and Torres on Jan. 25, 2022, following a collaborative investigation with the District Attorney’s Office Cold Case Bureau.

The case is before Judge Anne Minihan in Westchester County Court, and is being prosecuted by Cold Case Bureau Chief Laura Murphy.

The charges against the defendants are merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Jess Vecchiarelli, Director of Communications
(914) 995-3586
jvecchiarelli@westchesterda.net

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