SHEBOYGAN, WI (WTAQ) - A Sheboygan high school student has been ordered to stand trial for the beating death of his father.
17-year-old Dorian Torres had a preliminary hearing Wednesday. He's scheduled to enter a plea two weeks from Thursday on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide.
Authorities said the teen hid the body of 41-year-old Emilio Torres for almost a week before investigators found it January 30th under a bed in the victim's apartment.
Sheboygan Police detective Joe Clark testified that Dorian was seen buying duct tape similar to what was used on a shower curtain that covered his father's body. Also, Clark said there were numerous transactions on his father's debit card -- and a bank was asked for help with one of his father's credit cards.
Early police reports indicated that Emilio Torres' ex-wife said their son asked for personal ID's to the bank cards. Dorian reportedly claimed that his father had left for Texas, and gave him his car before taking off.
Prosecutors do not have a motive for the killing, but the man's ex-wife said he argued often with their son -- and Dorian had a problem with authority.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)