Man pleads not guilty to killing his mother

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man accused of killing his own mother faced a judge on Thursday morning.

Froilan Torres, 41, was indicted on a charge of first-degree manslaughter. He was originally charged with second-degree murder.

Buffalo police were called to a home on South Park Ave. in October, where Torres was accused of beating Gloria Rivera, 57, to death. She had been rushed to a hospital, but later died.

Torres pleaded not guilty Thursday in court.

If convicted of the charge, he could spend up to 25 years in jail.

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