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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