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Father on trial for murder, pleads guilty to child abuse charges

2019 trial for couple accused of starving son
Posted at 5:27 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 20:58:30-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new development in the case of a Tucson toddler starved to death, and put in a toy box.

The father 50-year-old Martin Barreras pleaded guilty to lesser counts of child abuse Tuesday morning.

He is still on trial for the first-degree murder of his 3-year-old son Roman.

Barreras is also facing child abuse resulting in death, and abandoning the body.

The mother Raquel Barreras is serving life without parole.