‘Done with the legal way of doing this!’: Woman in custody after ex disappears

A Texas woman who wrote she was “seriously done” with the legal way of dealing with reported abuse issues, was arrested on Friday in connection with her former husband’s disappearance, who authorities feel is likely deceased.

New York Post reports that Kristen Anne Dean Jennings, 28, of San Angelo, took to Facebook last Sunday and ranted on how the legal system isn’t protecting her from an ex-husband who she shares a child with. According to the Facebook post, Jennings alleged that Vincent Torrez , 41, beat her and strangled her. She wrote that when she went to authorities, they did nothing. She also wrote about a custody issue with their young daughter and alleged that Torrez refused to let Child Protection Services (CPS) see the child.

So of course they did not indite him and for the abuse it's most likely going to be a misdemeanor, seriously done with…

Posted by Kristen Jennings on Wednesday, July 19, 2017


On July 21, Torrez disappeared from his Abilene home. According to police, Jennings broke into Torrez’s mom’s home and beat her up on the same day he disappeared. Jennings then left with her 4-year-old daughter, who was over at the home for shared custody visitation with her father.

On Friday, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office announced that they thought Torrez was probably deceased.

“At this time, Eric Torrez has not been located. Evidence collected at the residence of Jennings and information obtained through interviews and interrogations indicate Eric Torrez is the victim of a homicide.”

Police took Jennings into custody, along her with current husband, Stephen Lynn Jennings, 34. Kristen Jennings is charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, while Stephen Jennings is charged with suspicion of tampering or fabricating with physical evidence with intent to impair.

Kristen Jennings was released from the Tom Green County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Her husband remains in jail on a $10,000 bond.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office at 325-655-8111.

[Feature Photo: Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office]