Son Pleads Guilty In Beating Death Of His Mother

Modified: April 17, 2017 3:39pm

4/5/2017

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 42-year-old Froilan Torres of Rochester has pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to the charge of Manslaughter in the First Degree for the beating death of his mother, 57-year-old Gloria Rivera. 

On October 9, 2016 at about 5:00 p.m., the defendant struck his mother about the head with a vase while inside her home at 1704 South Park Avenue in Buffalo. The victim was rushed to Mercy Hospital where she died soon after her arrival. 

Torres faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced by Judge DiTullio on May 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. 

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for its thorough investigation with special credit to Officer Regina Weeks, Lt. Kevin Brinkworth and Detective Richard Wagstaff. 

Assistant District Attorney Gary W. Hackbush prosecuted the crime.