Fight Over El Paso Man's Dead Body Continues
POSTED: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 10:10pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 11:45am
The ongoing battle over an El Paso man's dead body continued Wednesday.
This time, before a judge.
It was another emotional day for the friends and family of David Torres.
Two weeks ago Torres died in a motorcyle accident in Austin.
Since then his father and alleged common law wife have been battling over who has the rights to his ashes.
Wednesday both Torres' father, Gilbert Torres, and Liz Gomez, the woman claiming to be his common law wife, were in court.
After two hours of discussion both sides agreed to have Torres' body cremated.
However a decision on who will have final custody of his ashes is still months away.
That's when a jury trial will be held to determine is Gomez is truly his common law wife.
Many of Torres' friends were also in court for the hearing.
They've supported Gomez who wants to keep his ashes in El Paso.
The lawyer representing Torres' father declined to comment on the hearing.
The trial is expected to be held in 60 to 90 days.
Until then both parties agreed to have the ashes stored at a local funeral home.