Froilan Torres, 42, of Rochester, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree manslaughter in the beating death of his mother, Gloria Rivera, 57.
Torres admitted before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio that he struck his mother on Oct. 9 in the head with a vase at her home at 1704 South Park Ave. The victim was rushed to Mercy Hospital, where she died soon after her arrival.
Torres faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 25.