Robert Torres Was "Too Tired" To Take Sick 13-Month-Old to the Hospital -- So the Baby Died

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Kristen Torres
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.

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Kristen Torres' Facebook page
We're not doctors, but we can't imagine Mike's Hard Lemonade is the best way to treat "high blood-pressure."

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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32 comments
jjanedoe
jjanedoe

I really wish that people could find a better way to spend their time, not being involved in someone else's fucking life.

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

This is just plain pathetic. They make arpaio sound like a 30 year old man. The weak idiot who claimed to be "Too Tired", will get all the rest he needs once locked up in arpaio's bloody gulag.

Me
Me

POS means that she worked at point of sale or the cash resister. What she did is horrific, however her job has nothing to do with the choice she made to let her child die.

guest
guest

What a horrible article to write.You don't know the full details of the story as to what happened and you stalk her Facebook page? Leave the poor woman alone, she is already obviously dealing with enough and your just making it sound worse than it is. From what the internet says about peritonitis, the baby wouldn't have been able to recover from the illness once he had already gotten it. Stay professional and don't harass someone if your going to write a story on it, and learn how to spell and use grammar, last time I checked this is not how you spell "doens't" .

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

And I'm not too tired and my blood pressure is not too high to shine up my black steel toed boots, march into 4th Avenue and open up an industrial-sized can of whoop-ass on these sick, evil people.

VIMIIS
VIMIIS

Those pictures don't look like the same person........

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

Maybe he should have tried some B-12 and Folic acid vitamins for some energy. it does work.

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 its very stressful and energy draining being unemployed and on welfare and being poor and living in the ghetto hood hanging out all day sitting and farting into the sofa coushion watching jerry springer on a black and white tv. lol. this is why they are poor. lack of energy. somebody should give them a years supply of meth or 5 hour energy drink. hope fully one of those products will kill these greasy fat out of shape slime balls off the face of the earth.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

but the common nickname is piece of shit. lolz

Phillynomo
Phillynomo

are u kidding me???????????  these people should b sterilized so they wont bring any more misery into this world!  do u have any idea of how much pain that baby must have been in?  the child is what is important here, not the feelings of its caretakers-- i cant even call them PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James King
James King

*You're.
"Stay professional and don't harass someone if you'RE going to write a
story on it, and learn how to spell and use grammar."

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

If the mother was instructed by the MD to take the baby to the hospital, then I do not see any harassment. peace

Jason
Jason

You know what's really horrible?

A 13-month-old child died at the hands of these low lifes. There is absolutely NO excuse for this.

I hope the rest of their lives is spent in complete misery. I hope each day is excruciatingly painful, especially with the knowledge that they failed that little boy.

You need to get the facts before spewing your mush. Here are the facts.

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 open up a can of whoop ass? thats so 15 years ago Stone Cold Steve Austin. its very unoriginal. you need to get a Hollywood script writer or something. your a hack!

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 4th ave types are dirty wannabee hippies born 40 years to late to be the real thing. now head on down to the 4th ave co-op and eat some sprouts and tofu. everybody knows only silly foolish white supremacist like you wear steel toed boots in the hot ass desert. are they doc martian ABer = Aryan brotherhood nazi boots? or 1%er outlaw biker boots?

Jaysun.
Jaysun.

then you might as well kill yourself douchebag. we could do well without you. you're one of the most annoying blogger on here. take your schizophrenic meds and fuck off into Grand Canyon.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

btw I agree. There is no excuse in this day and age to not take a sick child to the hospital. They could have called a friend, called 9-1-1 or just gutted it up and driven the kid to the hospital. I used to live in PA and every year some stupid Amish family would let their kids die from appendicitis. The government finally started to arrest them for murder.

guest
guest

YOU DON'T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY JASON. THE BABY DIED FROM A PERITONITIS ILLNESS THAT NO DOCTORS KNEW HE HAD. HE THREW UP ALL THE TIME AND WENT TO THE DOCTOR ALL THE TIME BECAUSE OF IT AND THE DOCTORS SAID IT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS A PREEMIE. FUCK YOU DON'T TELL ME I DON'T KNOW THE FACTS. I KNOW MORE FACTS ABOUT THIS THAN ANYONE ON THIS PAGE. THE NEWS MAKE STORIES MORE INTERESTING THAN THEY REALLY ARE. DONT TELL ME I NEED TO GET THE FACTS WHEN YOU CLEARLY NEED TO ASSHOLE. THEY DIDN'T FAIL HIM, THE DISEASE DID

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

and you are the humorous part too.. but not in the way you think.

Marta
Marta

 Your way to serious jaysun. lighten up dude its just words on a tv screen.  they cant get you or hurt you. you are safe from harm.

Vietnamvet
Vietnamvet

You should go kill him yourself jasun. talk is cheap.

Freddyflamout
Freddyflamout

I think he likes being the most annoying blogger on here. thats his type of entertainment. most famous stand up comics are the same way they just get paid for to do be annoying.

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 anyone who takes all these story's serious on this new times blog shit thing is a fool. humor is the answer to all life's ailments and worries.

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

is that all you got today? that was lame dude. are you loosing your youthful tough guy spark?

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 I fought for my freedom of speech years ago in a war. what did you fight for in this country?

Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

 Fuck you Jason your a pussy piss ant. you know where I live so man up grow some big balls and come get me and try to shut me up once and for all. the address is  153 S Labaron st Mesa AZ.

chunt6
chunt6

@guest If he had been taken to the hospital, he could have been treated with antibiotics.  You, guest, are a liar.

Phillynomo
Phillynomo

did some1 hurt your friends feelings?  THE BABY SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN 2 THE HOSPITAL- YOU MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

BTW typing in all caps is rude. STFU and stop being an asshat.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Stop protecting and covering the parents sorry asses.

I know that a 13 month old died and the parents are being held criminally liable for it.

The baby's pediatrician advised taking him to the hospital. That never happened. The doctors, had the child been taken to the hospital for treatment, could've saved his life.

Instead, NO ACTION was taken to even try to save the baby's life. This disease isn't terminal. There is NO excuse for this. Even if he was a preemie, that doesn't bar or preclude his parents from taking him to the doctor for potential life-saving treatment.   

Apparently you really don't know the facts, asshole.

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