Accident or Murder?- Mother takes plea deal in death of two sons

By PETE BANDA  Diana Torres
Staff Writer

A San Benito mother, who was facing charges in connection with the death of her two young sons, has accepted a plea bargain from the Cameron County District Attorney’s office. Diana Torres, 20, accepted a deal from the DA that will send her to prison for 10 years on charges of abandoning and endangering a child.
When her 17-month-old son, Jesse Dshawn Herrera, died in April 2014, investigators originally ruled it an accident. Then, last October her 3-month-old son, Jordan Rodriguez died, again under suspicious circumstances, prompting police to launch a full investigation on both cases.
Torres was already in custody at the Carrizales Rucker Detention Center for the death of Rodriguez when a Cameron County grand jury indicted her on the manslaughter and negligent homicide charges in connection with the death of her 17-month-old son.


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    • Joevette on September 19, 2015 at 7:43 am
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    they should cut off her head for killing these kids now she does an easy 10 years gets out in 4 and kills someone else .

    • Marco on September 18, 2015 at 10:44 am
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    One of the terms of the plea deal should have been mandatory sterilization of this subhuman.

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