Beloit man pleads guilty in 2016 shooting death of 5-year-old

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BELOIT (WKOW) — A Beloit man charged in connection with the 2016 shooting death of a 5-year-old boy pleaded guilty Wednesday in Rock County Circuit Court.

Isaac Torres pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide in the shooting death of Austin Ramos Jr. who was riding in the back seat of his father’s car. A sentencing hearing is set for April 5.

Last November, Sergio Ortiz-Raygoza was sentenced to 40 years in prison in the case.

Beloit Police said the boy’s father years earlier had gang ties, and Ortiz-Raygoza was looking to scare or harm members of that rival gang.

The other defendants in the case, Hugo Martinez and Eric Salazar-Mota all have cases still pending.

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