Father 'raped his son to death'
WARNING Disturbing content
A dad found guilty of killing his son by raping him with a stick after he ate a piece of cake claimed his wife sexually assaulted the boy by accident.
Mauricio Torres, 50, appeared to point the finger of blame at Cathy, 48, during video interviews with cops played to a court in Arkansas.
He was appearing at Benton County Circuit Court for a retrial over the shocking death of young Maurice 'Isaiah' Torres, but the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports he has just been found guilty for the second time.
The youngster reportedly died of septic shock after being horrifically violated during a camping trip in March 2015.
However, the court heard when Bella Vista Police Captain Tim Cook asked Torres, "who raped Isaiah?" he replied "Not me."
During a later interview Torres insisted the child's death was a tragic mistake adding: "It was an accident. I can't betray her."
Cathy Torres admitted her son's capital murder in March 2017 in a plea deal which saw the death penalty removed as a possible punishment, The Sun reports.
A medic who treated Isaiah shortly before his death told the court the parents did not show any emotional response to news their son had died.
Dr Franklin Mayhue told jurors: "There was an absence of a normal grieving response from parents that lost a child."
The doctor revealed: "This was an extreme picture of a child who was not only dead, but dead from a bizarre situation."
Jurors were then shown graphic photos of the child's shocking injuries which were "all over his body".
The court heard the schoolboy was violated with a stick by his dad for eating a small piece of cake without permission.
Cathy Torres is said to have pushed Isaiah down further onto the stick worsening his injuries.
He later died at a Bella Vista medical clinic near his home
Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith said: "He suffered chronic child abuse syndrome. The pictures you will see are ugly, grotesque."
Torres was convicted of capital murder and battery after pleading not guilty to the charges.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission