Cathy Torres took a plea of agreement on Wednesday to avoid the death penalty. Torres pleaded guilty to capital murder and battery and was sentenced to life without parole for the capital murder charge and 20 years for the battery charge, according to Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith.
Torres was accused of brutally abusing her son until he died. She was facing capital murder and first degree battery charges.
In November 2016, Torres’s husband Mauricio was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to the death penalty. In his trial, the defense argued that Mauricio didn’t know his actions killed Isaiah. During his trial, Torres’ children and step children described to the jury what life was like growing up in the Torres household.
Many gave tearful testimonies that said Mauricio sexually abused them growing up.