|Born|| ca. 1913|
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Parents||Jesus Marquez (stepfather)|
|Date|| September 19, 1938|
|Location(s)||Palma Soriano, Cuba|
|Weapon(s)|| Shotgun |
Torres, a 25-year-old mulatto with a criminal record, had been driven from the farm of his stepfather Jesus Marquez after a quarrel. On the night of September 19 he returned, armed with a shotgun and a machete, set fire to the house and then shot his mother and two others when they ran outside. Out of bullets he proceeded to hack the other occupants of the building with his machete and then escaped.
By that time Torres had killed his mother, stepuncle, three sisters, aged 10, 14, and 16, and three brothers, aged 2, 5, and 18. He also gravely wounded a 7-year-old sister of his, as well as two brothers aged 3 and 14. Two of them succumbed to their injuries on September 22, and the third was not expected to survive. Jesus Marquez was not at home at the time of the attack.
- ↑ Cuban kills 8 in family, The New York Times (September 21, 1938)
- ↑ Murderer kills himself, The New York Times (September 24, 1938)
- ↑ Slays eight in a family, The Kansas City Star (September 21, 1938)
- ↑ Cuban runs amok, kills 7 relativesm wounds 4, Moorhead Daily News (September 21, 1938)
- ↑ Around the world today - Murderer kills himself, Hanover Evening Sun (September 24, 1938)