August 11, 2022 - State Files Notice to Seek Death Penalty for Juan BRAVO-TORRES

On Wednesday (Aug 10), the State filed a Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty for Juan BRAVO-TORRES (39), in the First-Degree Premeditated Murder (CF) of Eva Bravo-Herrera (3) at his home on Highland Street in Longwood on July 21, 2022. 
BRAVO-TORRES was indicted for First-Degree Premeditated Murder (CF), and Attempted First-Degree Murder (LF) in connection to the death of Eva Bravo-Herrera (3), and the attempted murder of a 12-year old on August 9, 2022.
An investigation by Longwood Police established that BRAVO-TORRES using a knife, had attacked both Eva and the second child in the residence. The 12-year old was critically wounded but able to flee, running to a nearby restaurant where her mother worked. Officers gained entrance to the home and found Eva deceased, and BRAVO-TORRES suffering from multiple self-inflicted stab wounds. BRAVO-TORRES was hospitalized for his injuries and later arrested.
In their notice, prosecutors described the murder as "especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel" and was committed in a "cold, calculated, and premeditated manner without any pretense of moral or legal justification". They also cited provisions indicating that BRAVO-TORRES had attempted to murder the second 12 year-old victim serving as an additional aggravating factor in seeking the death penalty. 
BRAVO-TORRES will remain in custody with NO BOND at the Seminole County Jail.  Please consult the Seminole Clerk of Courts website for updates on future court appearances by this defendant.
Todd Brown
Media Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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