Jury Set To Hear Opening Statements In Mauricio Torres’ Murder Trial Tuesday

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Monday (Nov. 7) was the final day for jury selection in the Mauricio Torres murder trial, after 12 jurors and three alternates were chosen.

Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith said the jury will hear opening statements in the case starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (Nov. 8).

Torres and his wife, Cathy Torres, are accused of killing their 6-year-old son, Maurice Isaiah Torres in March 2015. Both are facing charges of capital murder, first-degree battery and rape.

Torres’ trial, which began Tuesday (Nov. 1), is expected to last several weeks, Smith said.

Cathy Torres will be testifying during her husband’s trial. Her trial is scheduled to begin in May 2017.