Son Sentenced For Beating Death Of His Mother

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 42-year-old Froilan Torres of Rochester has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 15 years in prison. 

In April, Torres pleaded guilty to 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 in 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. 

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.