District Attorney Eddie Wyant said he will never back down from objecting to the release of a Quapaw woman currently incarcerated at the Oklahoma Forensic Center in Vinita.
Tony Elizabeth Torres, 33, was charged with the 2003 murder of her 17-month-old son.
“She is a danger to society and should not be able to rejoin society,” Wyant said.
In 2004, Ottawa County District Judge Robert Haney found Torres to be insane and unable to stand trial after she told authorities that God told her to drown her son.
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health says releasing Torres on weekly day passes is part of her recovery.
In November of 2006, the state planned to issue a series of one-day passes to Torres.
At Wyant's objection, the releases were not granted.
Next month, the state will again consider allowing her to leave the forensic center for brief periods of time.
“In the case of Tony Torres, the forensic review board has recommended weekly one-day passes to Grand Lake Mental Health Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said Durand Crosby, interim chief operating officer for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health. “After completing a minimum of nine successful visits over a six-month period, Torres will be reviewed for further privileges.”
Torres was charged with first-degree murder on Aug. 25, 2003, four days after 17-month-old Alex Torres drowned in Spring River.
Gretchen Mosley is the court-appointed Oklahoma Indigent Defense System attorney who will represent Torres in an Aug. 16 hearing to decide whether or not Torres will be allowed day passes.
Wyant said his office will argue that Torres is a danger to society and should not be allowed therapeutic visits.