BRISTOL – A Bristol man can be sentenced as early as December in the murder of his wife.
Eddie Torres, 40, took a plea deal in New Britain Superior Court last week, begging guilty to one matter each of murder and also having a weapon in a correctional establishment.
Torres, that is being held on $3 million bond, admitted to killing his other half, Jessica Rivera, who was 39 years old when she was stabbed numerous times on Jan. 7, 2020. She died of her injuries soon after midnight after being taken to St. Francis Hospital, in Hartford.
According to cops, the Vance Drive couple was pet sitting for a family member at an apartment at 7 Pardee St. when Torres stabbed his spouse a variety of times. He drove to the police department soon after 9 p.m. complying with the assault as well as confessed to the policeman at the front workdesk, saying “I eliminate my other half,” while making a stabbing gesture with his hand, according to cops records.
Rivera, police records state, left the Pardee Street apartment or condo covered in blood and also sought assistance from a person in a bordering unit. When enabled inside the apartment, she fell down on the floor and obtained medical treatment from cops and also medics after a resident called 911.
Rivera was rushed to St. Francis, where physicians carried out surgical procedure on her up till she was obvious dead around 12:15 a.m. 3 of her stab injuries punctured her heart.
The weapon fee Torres pleaded guilty to stems from an occurrence in February at the Hartford Correctional Facility, where he was seen with a makeshift knife throughout an altercation, according to the warrant for his apprehension. State cops kept in mind in the warrant that the tool was capable of causing significant injury or fatality if used in a cutting or stabbing movement.
According to the warrant, the makeshift blade was a 7-inch, eco-friendly piece of plastic that was developed to a factor at one end. At the other end was a hand grasp constructed from strips of bed sheet, securely wrapped around it.
According to state cops, Torres as well as one more inmate prompted a code blue in HCC on Feb. 2 due to a physical altercation. After the two prisoners were separated, correctional officers located the makeshift blade.