When I visited the blog of one of my friends here in blogosphere talking about the horrific death of a baby, I can't help but post it here. Some of you may have already heard about this. It really breaks my heart and I wanted to get this feeling off my chest. The story really brought tears to my eyes knowing that an innocent baby had her death at 5 months old and was abused throughout her entire life by her parents and a relative. She was raped by her father (Steven Lopez,19 yrs. old) and an uncle (Andy Walters, 21), and was beaten by her mother(Stephanie Lopez, 19). How could a mother and a father do this to their own baby!?
According to the news, the night before the baby died, the father and uncle threw her to the ceiling then let her slam to the ground and had raped her. Her grandmother and another uncle who knew of the abusive acts when the baby was still living never reported it to the police or even tried to stop it. Autopsy results showed baby Brianna had several bite marks on her body, broken ribs, skull fractures, bleeding of the optic nerves and brain swelling. When baby Brianna was killed a person who committed intentional child abuse resulting in death faced a maximum of 18 years in prison. For failing to report the abuse, a person is sentenced to 30 days in jail and the maximum is one year. Her case brought on a major change. This is one of New Mexico's worst child abuse cases. Baby Brianna died July 19, 2002 but the memory is still alive. Rest in peace little angel.
By the way, I am glad my spouse is a loving parent and so I am, and we are very proud of our bright baby. To all my relatives and friends, just wanted to share with you the video (below) of my baby reading at AGE 1. For more updates, please visit her channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/myfaves09?feature=mhee