Mar 6, 2014 2:26 PM

Father of murdered boy says mom starved him

TUCSON - Details surrounding the discovery of 3-year-old Roman Barrera's remains are surfacing from court documents.

In an interim complaint filed by Tucson Police, Roman's father, Martin Barrera, told detectives that his wife starved the boy to death and put the body in the toy chest. Martin said he confronted Raquel about it but did nothing further to stop it, the complaint details.

In the complaint, Raquel's daughter told police her mother starved the boy to death as well. "Raquel's oldest daughter stated Raquel was responsible although did not state how," the complaint said.

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