Stepfather of Renezmae Calzada sent to jail for probation violation

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Española stepfather who was questioned in the disappearance and death of Renezmae Calzada will stay in jail for a different case.

Malcolm Torres was in court Wednesday for an Albuquerque case. Torres was being held behind bars for over two weeks.

He was sentenced to a year of probation but he didn’t show up to meet his probation officer and didn’t pay his fines. Since then, there were warrants out for his arrest for violating his probation.

Wednesday, Metropolitan Court Judge Maria Dominguez ordered him to serve 90-days in jail in addition to addiction treatment.

“At this point, I’m going to revoke his probation, he will be sentenced to 90-days in jail for credit time served,” said Judge Dominguez.

Torres has spent 26 days in jail and will receive credit for time served.

Five-year-old Renezmae Calzada, who went missing earlier this month, was last seen with Torres. Her body was later found along the Rio Grande just outside Espanola on pueblo land.

Investigators say Renezmae was last seen playing outside of Torres’ home. Her mother says he was watching her that day while she was at work.

There was no mention of Renezmae’s case Wednesday in court. Officials say right now, Torres has not been charged with anything in the Calzada case and they have no suspects.

Investigators still haven’t called the child’s death a murder and are waiting on autopsy results. The FBI is leading the investigation.

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