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Orlando diaries: Martin always stood diligent and extremely hardworking as a student

Martin Benitez Torres, 33, had recently moved to Orlando and was working to become a pharmacy technician.

Published: 15th June 2016 09:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2016 09:41 AM   |  A+A-

By AP

Martin Benitez Torres, 33, had recently moved to Orlando and was working to become a pharmacy technician.

Benitez was a student at a Tampa satellite campus of the Ana G. Mendez University System, based in Puerto Rico, where he was born. In a university statement, one of his professors called him a "diligent and extremely hardworking student."

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Benitez was "thankful for the opportunity to advance his career and hopeful to make his dreams a reality," said Carla Zayas, a Spanish professor.

He posted several photos and videos on his Facebook page in the days before the shooting, including one in the kitchen cooking with family members.

The cover photo on his Facebook profile includes a quote in Spanish: "If God takes away my eyesight, it's because I've been allowed to see everything that's beautiful in the world."

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