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UPDATE: Son pleads not guilty to killing father

Dorian Torres

Dorian Torres

UPDATED Friday, February 28, 2014 --- 9:01 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A Sheboygan teen has pleaded not guilty to killing his father and hiding his body in their apartment.

A Sheboygan County judge has denied a defense request to lower bail for 17-year-old Dorian Torres, who remains in jail on $750,000 cash bond. He's charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 41-year-old Emilio Torres. An autopsy showed the victim was repeatedly struck in the head with a blunt object.

Police say Torres hid his father's body in a bed box spring. The body was found wrapped in part of a tent, shower curtain and two blankets last month. Sheboygan Press Media reports the father may have been killed about a week before his body was found.

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UPDATED Thursday, February 13, 2014 --- 10:31 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A 17-year-old Sheboygan boy will stand trial for allegedly killing his father and hiding the body for nearly a week inside their apartment.

Dorian Torres is charged as an adult with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 41-year-old Emilio Torres. Autopsy results showed he was repeatedly struck in the head with a blunt object.

Sheboygan Press Media reports (http://shebpr.es/1mcXSma ) Judge Terence Bourke ruled Wednesday there was enough evidence to hold a trial.

Detective Joel Clark testified that officers found Dorian Torres watching television while his dad's body was beneath a box spring inside a bedroom. It was wrapped in a rain fly to a tent, along with a comforter, blanket, shower curtain and both duct and packaging tape.

Police and prosecutors have said that there's no known motive.

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UPDATED Monday, February 3, 2014 --- 6:02 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old Sheboygan boy with first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly killing his 41-year-old father.

Dorian Torres is accused of hiding his father's body for nearly a week inside their apartment.

According to a criminal complaint Monday, Torres was arrested after police found the body of his father, Emilio Torres, wrapped in a vinyl shower curtain and duct tape and hidden beneath a box spring from a bed inside the apartment.

Sheboygan Press Media reports an autopsy showed that Emilio Torres died of a depressed skull fracture. No murder weapon is listed in the complaint.

Dorian Torres made his initial appearance via video conference. A judge ordered the South High School student held on $750,000 cash bond.

The prosecutor says there's no known motive for what happened.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


Posted Friday, January 31, 2014 --- 9:07 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Sheboygan police say they have a 17-year-old boy in custody after a family member was found slain.

Police got a call Thursday from a woman concerned about the whereabouts of her ex-husband. Officers went to the man's home and discovered his body. The teen was arrested on suspicion of homicide.

Authorities have not released the teen's specific relationship to the victim or the suspected cause of death. A statement from Sheboygan police only says it appears the victim had been assaulted.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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