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Man convicted over 2013 murder of Grooveshark executive

By | Published on Friday 4 September 2015

Eddy Vasquez

A man from Tampa Bay faces life in prison after being convicted of killing a Grooveshark executive in 2013.

As previously reported, Eddy Vasquez was Director Of International Sales at the controversial streaming service when he was killed. He had been attending a wedding in the city where he had spent his teenage years, St Petersburg, and went out drinking with long-term friend Rodriguez Torres. An argument then seemingly ensued, resulting in Torres shooting Vasquez twice in the chest.

At the time a spokesman for Grooveshark, which has since closed down, said: “[Eddy] was visiting friends and family in the Tampa Bay area over the weekend when he fell victim to a senseless act of violence. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague”.

According to The Gainesville Sun, Torres was found guilty of second degree murder last week and will now be sentenced on 16 Oct.