Police: Man beat mother to death with vase

Posted at 10:59 AM, Nov 03, 2016

A man police say beat his mother to death inside her South Buffalo home was arraigned on manslaughter charges Thursday morning.

41-year-old Froilan Torres, of Rochester, is accused of beating his mother, 57-year-old Gloria Rivera, in the head with a vase at her home on South Park Avenue.  Rivera was taken to Mercy Hospital where she died.

Torres pleaded not guilty in Erie County Court.  He faces 25 years in prison if he's convicted.