Springdale man sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Bethel Heights baby

Posted: December 22, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

Edward Alexis Martinez-Torres (center), 22, of Springdale pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder at the Benton County courthouse in Bentonville. He was charged in connection with the 2016 death of a 3-month-old boy in Bethel Heights.

A Springdale man admitted he used cocaine before slapping a 3-month-old baby, causing skull fractures and led to the boy's death.

Punishment

First-degree murder is punishable with a prison sentence of 10 years to life in Arkansas. Capital murder is punishable with life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty.

Source: Staff report

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