LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a death row inmate who was convicted in the death of his 6-year-old son.
Investigators say Mauricio Alejandro Torres used a stick to sexually assault the boy while the family was camping in Missouri. A medical examiner blamed the boy's death on a bacterial infection caused by the assault.
Torres' attorneys have said his actions were intended as punishment, not sexual gratification.