Dad who murdered son, 6, by raping him with a stick attacked in court by stepson – The Sun
A STEPSON of the killer dad who raped and murdered his six-year-old son lunged at him in court during his testimony.
Quinton Martin, the stepson of Mauricio Torres, was testifying during Torres' sentencing hearing Thursday when he leaped over the witness stand and attacked his stepdad on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old was on trial for the murder of his six-year-old son Maurice 'Isaiah' Thomas, who reportedly died of septic shock after being brutally raped during a camping trip in March 2015.
When a prosecutor asked Martin if the convicted murderer sexually abused him, the 24-year-old charged at the defense table and even hopped over a court reporter to try and get to Torres.
One of Torres' defense attorneys attempted to block his disgruntled stepson, but he was thrown aside – bailiffs held Martin down as he cried and screamed, according to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Martin, who's in prison on drug charges, had his feet shackled but his hands were free.
The hearing in Arkansas was paused for about 40 minutes before court resumed – a jury is currently deliberating a sentence of either life in prison or the death penalty.
Torres was found guilty of murdering little Isaiah a second time on Wednesday – he was previously found guilty of murder and sentenced to death in 2016, but the Arkansas Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.
Although Isaiah died in his home state of Arkansas, the horrific assault that ended his life happened in Missouri.
Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Erickson testified on Friday that the little boy "had wounds all over his body" and that he died because of complications from an infection caused by sodomy.
Isaiah's nose had been broken, some of his teeth were pulled with pliers or knocked out, and his head was covered in wounds, Erickson said.
Torres allegedly raped his young son with a stick as punishment for eating a small piece of cake without permission.
Cathy, Isaiah's mother, admitted her son's capital murder in March 2017 in a plea deal where the death penalty was removed as a possible punishment.
A medic who treated Isaiah just before he died told the court the parents were emotionless at the news of their son's death.
Torres is currently being held without bail in the Benton County Jail.
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