MMA Fighter Arrested For Murder And Stabbing Girlfriend 17 Times


A former MMA fighter is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend 17 times and then stuffing her body into a bin which he then hid in his closet after an argument outside the woman’s Tennessee home.


Dwayne Herelle Jr., 28, has been charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed Irene Torres, 24, outside the home she shared with her parents in the early morning hours of Jan. 29, according to her sister and local reports.

Herelle was reportedly waiting for Torres to come home from her shift at work and then “snuck up from behind and ambushed her,” the victim’s older sister Reyna Douglas wrote in a GoFundMe page for Torres.

“She was dragged and stabbed repeatedly in front of her parent’s home,” she wrote.


On Wednesday, Feb. 15, investigators revealed that Torres had been stabbed “in the excess of 17 times” during a packed court hearing, WKRN reported.


Herelle then dragged Torres’ body into the trunk of his car and drove to his home, where he stuffed her remains into a storage bin and stashed the bin in his closet, police said.


Metro Nashville Police Department Detective Derry Baltimore said in court that the pair got into an argument before the attack, according to the local outlet.


Herelle also dumped bloody pants and a purse that belonged to Torres in a dumpster behind a grocery store, Baltimore said.

Torres’ parents reviewed the surveillance footage outside their home after they realized their daughter never came home and reportedly saw Herelle dragging her out of the camera frame, police said.

Torres’ father confronted his daughter’s ex who initially told him that she was in a hotel before allegedly confessing to the murder and telling him that her body was in his closet.


Torres had broken up with Herelle a month before she was killed, according to her sister who said the relationship was abusive both physically and emotionally.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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