Robert Torres Was "Too Tired" To Take Sick 13-Month-Old to the Hospital -- So the Baby Died
A Phoenix man was "too tired" -- and his wife's blood-pressure was "too high" -- to take an extremely ill 13-month-old baby to the hospital in November of 2010 -- despite having been told by doctors the baby needed medical attention.
The result: the baby died.
Now, the baby's mother, 21-year-old Kristen Torres, faces a murder charge.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, on November 8, 2010, 13-month-old Aiden Torres was found dead in his crib at his parents' Phoenix home.
An autopsy later revealed that the baby had died from acute peritonitis, an inflammation of the membrane which lines the inside of the abdomen and all of the internal organs.
Torres and her husband, Robert Torres, told police Aiden had been sick for two or three days prior to his death. They told detectives the baby had a fever and a distended stomach.
Torres called the baby's doctor, who instructed her to take the baby to a hospital immediately.
That never happened -- Robert Torres said he was "too tired" from helping his in-laws move to get the baby the medical attention that probably would have saved his life.
Kristen Torres claimed her "high blood-pressure" prevented her from bringing the baby to the hospital herself.
Torres' "high blood-pressure" prevents her from driving a car, but, as you can see in the photo below that we swiped from her Facebook page, it apparently doens't prevent her from slugging down bottles of Mike's Hard Lemonade, or working as a "piece of shit" at a Kohl's department store.
We're not doctors, but we can't imagine Mike's Hard Lemonade is the best way to treat "high blood-pressure."
Kristen Torres' Facebook page
See Torres' Facebook page here.
Two pediatric specialists determined that the baby would have lived if he'd received medical attention. However, his parents were either too tired -- or their blood-pressure was too high -- for them get the boy to a hospital.
Kristen Torres was booked into a Maricopa County jail on one count each of second-degree murder and child abuse.
It's unclear what charges (if any) Robert Torres faces -- a search of the Maricopa County Superior Court's website shows no open child abuse cases against anyone named Robert Torres, nor is he currently a guest of the state in the Arizona Department of Corrections.
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