THE WORST CASE OF CHILD ABUSE IN US HISTORY

The thing [Stephanie Lopez]that gave birth to innocent little baby Brianna will be released from prison in a few weeks so I wanted everyone to remember what she did to her child.

Brianna Mariah Lopez was tortured every day of her 5-month-old life and then she was murdered. Her mother Stephanie Lopez, father Andrew Walters and Uncle Steven Lopez

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BRIANNA WAS RAPED, SODOMIZED, BITTEN, KICK, HIT, THROWN IN THE AIR AND LET DROP ONTO FLOOR, BLEEDING ON THE BRAIN, FRACTURED SKULL, HER ANAL OPENING WAS DILATED A FULL INCH IN DIAMETER FROM BEING SODOMIZED AND WAS GAPPED OPEN FROM NO MUSCLE TONE LEFT AROUND THE ANUS

The autopsy concluded that Baby Brianna died from cranial cerebral injuries. She suffered 13 human bite marks throughout her entire body, bruising and scraping injuries throughout her hebbad, as well as on her upper forehead. She suffered a blunt force injury to her head in the last three days or less of her life which resulted in a large subdural hematoma on her brain. Baby Brianna had bleeding within the membranes around the brains, as well as around her optical nerves which meant that she had been violently shaken. Additionally, she had a significant abrasion on her buttocks which went into the buttocks and was consistent with sexual assault. The baby’s anus has no muscle tone and gaped open, at her autopsy, it was observed that her anal opening was dilated a full inch. The internal examination showed a half-inch injury inside the anal opening as well as significant vaginal trauma to the labia minor, and three tears to her hyman. Brianna’s skull had 5-7 day old fractures in two places, on two different bones. Both old and new blood were present, indicating a previous injury to the brain. Brianna had two rib fractures that were weeks old, bucket handle fractures on both thigh bones, and a fracture of her left arm.

“Baby Brianna” (February 14, 2002 – July 19, 2002)

Brianna Lopez who is also known to many as “Baby Brianna”, was a baby girl who was born in a New Mexico hospital on Valentines Day, 2002 to her mother, Stephanie Lopez and her father, Andy Walters. She would have turned eleven years old on February 14, 2013 but sadly, she never made it.

When Baby Brianna left the hospital after her birth she moved into a home in Las Cruces, N.M. shared by her parents and Uncle, Steven Lopez.

The abuse started almost immediately. Instead of hugs and kisses Brianna received slaps and pinches. She was tormented on a daily basis, both verbally and physically. Slapped, kicked, punched, pinched, thrown, raped, etc. You name it this infant endured it.

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Mugshot photos of Brianna’s parents, Stephanie Lopez,  Andrew  Walters and  Steven Lopez

When Brianna would cry at the pain that was inflicted on her, her abusers would laugh and stuff her mouth with clothing to muffle her screams. Her own mother would bite and pinch her when she got frustrated by the crying, but for the most part it was the infant’s father and uncle who tormented her while Stephanie sat back and ignored her daughter’s cries.

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Baby Brianna was what many would consider a strong baby because she managed to survive 153 days despite coming into this cruel world weighing only several pounds.19278_102102099819498_1000005912460

On the evening of July 18th, 2002 Andy went out to purchase beer and when he came home they all proceeded to get drunk. Stephanie claimed to have had only a few beers before heading to bed in the same room the others were in. During this time both Andy and Steven decided to play their own sick, demented game where they would toss Brianna up in the air, let her hit the ceiling and watch her tumble to the ground. They would later tell authorities that Brianna was screaming and wailing when this was happening. Apparently the baby’s mother didn’t hear her daughter screaming and crying in agony.

Early the next morning on July 19, 2002 at approximately 7:15a.m. Stephanie awoke to Brianna crying and noticed fresh bruises on her and asked the others what happened. They told her that they may have been “a little to rough with her last night”. She accepted their answer and ignored her child’s injuries.

That same morning Stephanie noticed Brianna needed a diaper change and Andy volunteered to do it. During the diaper change he wrapped a baby wipe around his finger and inserted it into Brianna’s anus. He also sodomized her with foreign objects. When Stephanie noticed Brianna near death she ignored it and decided to wait several hours before calling an ambulance. When she did find the time to call them, she lied and told them her daughter had fallen from her high chair. Apparently she was delusional enough to think authorities would buy that story.

Brianna was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:10AM. She was just 5 months and 5 days old.movie_0001-010_00122910

Left: Large bite mark on Brianna’s arm Right: More photos showing the abuse this precious baby endured

This photo shows the back of Brianna’s head where you can see a large bite mark to her earlobe.brianna_lopez_autopsy_photo

The first officer to see baby Brianna in the hospital was Detective Lindell Wright. He remembers one thought going through his mind: “I’ve got a lot to do.”

“Literally bruised from head to toe, from the top of her head all throughout her body all the way to the big toe on her right foot.” said Governor Susana Martinez who prosecuted Brianna’s family.

movie_0001-007_00117353-1They took sadistic joy out of torturing this infant. Not one family member cared about her, not one of them attempted to protect her and there’s zero proof to suggest she was ever shown love in her short life. She was there for their own sadistic amusement.

When police searched the home they couldn’t find one toy or even a photo of Brianna laughing or smiling. No evidence to indicate she enjoyed one moment of her life.

Many relatives including Brianna’s grandparents knew what was occurring but ignored it. They knew their granddaughter was being raped by both her father and uncle, they knew she had pinch marks from head to toe in different stages of healing, they knew she was being tormented and had marks, cuts and lacerations but they turned a blind eye and let it continue for five, going on six more months until baby Brianna’s little body couldn’t handle the abuse any longer.

Officer Wright has seen a lot during his career but Brianna’s case will haunt him for life.

“I cried my eyes out. It will stay with me for the rest of my life. It tests you to the point you’re not sure you can speak,””You’re afraid that the emotion will take over.” said Wright.

At the time Brianna was murdered a person who committed intentional child abuse resulting in death faced a maximum of 18 years in prison.

“Eighteen years for the life of a child?” State Sen. Mary Jane Garcia of Do Ana said. “I thought it was absurd.”

It took three years of trying and in 2005, Senate Bill 166, also known as the “Baby Brianna Bill” was officially signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson. The bill made child abuse, which results in death, a first degree felony in New Mexico and set the mandatory minimum sentence at 30 years in prison.

Three relatives, including her grandparents, were sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to report the abuse. The maximum is one year.

Stephanie Lopez was convicted of negligent child abuse after she failed to do anything to help her child. The New Mexico Corrections Department said that she could be released as early as September 28, 2016. Less than 15 for her daughter’s torture death. The New Mexico State Parole Board said that it’s almost certain that she’ll be released, provided that she finds a suitable home and can meet the requirements of her release conditions.

The public was outraged when they heard about the possible release. Dozens created petitions which quickly gained signatures and many called the Governor.

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Thousands of people in the community weeped over Brianna’s horrific death. Mourners who never had the chance to meet Brianna in life came together for the baby girl in her after-life. They paid for her casket and burial and claimed her body when nobody else did. Her gravesite became a memorial site with dozens of toys and flowers, something Brianna’s family didn’t approve of.

Brianna’s family and relatives didn’t put a penny towards the child’s funeral, burial and grave-stone. Heck, they didn’t even claim her, the community did. Her family didn’t want Brianna to receive love even after her death and went out of their way to purchase a cage to go over her gravestone in an attempt to shield her. The cage is a mess, unkempt and full of trash.

The community refused to let Brianna and her story simmer and still placed flowers around the cage. They’ve also created another memorial site to visit and remember the little girl who never had a chance.

When asked why they put a cage over Brianna’s grave-site, Brianna’s family had little to say.

“They were asked, and they said they just wanted to be left alone and they wanted Brianna to be left alone,” Martinez said.

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Inside the cage is a cherub with a finger raised to her lips. Some believe it’s a message.

“My first thought was, ‘Let’s not talk about what’s occurred here,’” Lopez said.

The community vows to not let that happen. People still visit and leave flowers and have built another marker as well. Brianna’s story has been told dozens of times and is still being told over a decade later on websites and online memorials including Brianna Lopez Last Memories and Facebook memorials such as In Loving Memory of Baby Brianna

Detectives, social workers and prosecutors who worked on her case will also remember Brianna.

“Before they started the autopsy and her little face was lying on a white sheet and I thought she looks asleep,” Wright said. “So I just took the picture.”

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The picture was photo-shopped to edit out all the marks, bruises and scars she had. It’s the Brianna the community likes to remember.

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The picture hangs on the wall next to Susana Martinez’s desk.

“It’s a reminder, of course, of why we do what we do,” Martinez said. “If you forget you’ll either become calloused or you will become Jell-O. “You can’t do this job well unless you are in the middle, and that’s just a good reminder why we do it.”

Brianna is never far from the detective either. “It drives me to work harder to prevent, to be a voice for every child of abuse,” Wright said. “That’s what it does.”

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Brianna Mariah Lopez was buried at Dõna Ana Cemetery in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA

July 19, 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Baby Brianna. She would be  11-years-old RIP Brianna M. Lopez

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189 thoughts on “THE WORST CASE OF CHILD ABUSE IN US HISTORY

  1. What the hell is wrong with people and this world anymore? I dislike children myself, and I never wanted a child, and you know what? I never HAD one. If you do not like children you do not HAVE them. Simple solution! If you have them, or do not believe in abortion, Etc. you give them away to a loving adoptive parent. You do NOT hit or abuse a baby! And no one on Earth should ever even WANT to do exual things with a child?! What the hell kind of twisted crazed crap makes a person even want to?? I can say this, I do not even like babies or kids. And even me, a woman with zero maternal instinct, zero desire to breed, knows this is evil, torturous, wrong and theres no excuse. She should be in prison for neglect forever, and those two guys ought to have been killed. And I dont even believe in the death penalty in general, I think it should only be reserved for rapists, molestation, and animal abusers. This makes me cry for this world and wonder if we are not a shirt time away from everything imploding because it is just too evil these days.

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    • omg….what the fuck….this is sad these kind of people are not human being they are a disgrace to human beings and this also goes to others who does these kind of things to young children generation…

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  2. I can’t understand why people who abuse children/babies are protected in prison…. No one protected the victims why is the crimminal protected from sugfering the same as the suffering they inflicted …???

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  3. Words can not express the hatred that this story brings out in me. I am a mother of two children (both are grown now) and to this day and everyone before and after I would lay down my life for my kids. It is beyond words to even begin to try to understand why someone would want to do this to a precious baby. If anyone even tried to hurt my kids I would kill them without thought or question. The grandparents and anyone else who knew this was happening and did nothing are just as guilty as the actual monsters who did all of these horrific things to this tiny angel. They should all be tortured the way she was until death. If the egg donor and sperm supplier didn’t want this angel they should have given her away to someone who would have given her a chance at life. I think a quick death is to good for these monsters( best word I could find). Not even animals treat their young like that. They are beyond the lowest forms of life on this planet. God Bless the community for finally coming together for this angel baby. The others can burn in Hell but I’m almost sure not even Satan himself wants them. RIP Brianna. I hope I can meet you in Heaven and tell you how sorry I am that you ever had to endure anything like this. I cry for humanity if this is any indication of what humans have inside of them. People say this world is going crazy, but if this is allowed to happen, then I don’t want to be part of this world any longer.

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  4. I am a mother of 15 year old twins and a 8 year old! after reading the details of what happened to this precious baby i cant even hold it together to write this! As much as i hate to say this i question God!! I lost my little brother a year and a half ago and i barley started getting my faith back. But after reading this there are so many questions if there was no one to protect her then why and the hell did God let that baby suffer for as long as she did? I can go on forever about this, but all i can say is I hope that those demons suffer for the rest of there nasty lives and after they die!!

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    • I wish they would get tortured like the things they did to Breanna, sick sick non humans did this horrifying abuse to that angel, my grandsons were abused by a sick narcissistic step father and still free to walk the streets, laws have got to change that puts these people away permanently, no chance of parole.

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  5. Selina, I know exactly what you are feeling and i truly think God protects the innocent [animals and babies] behind the scenes, where we can’t see; they are already up in Heaven with Him, in His loving arms. I believe Gods angels are the animals and children and we will be considered by the way we treat them. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.
    Proverbs 3:5-8

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    • God if he or it exists didn’t protect her at all or she would be alive. God could have made Jesus materialize and save her if he cared about her

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    • Bullshit..! Your blind faith words wil not relieve the hurt people still feel who were involved in trying to save Brianna; the emergency response personnel, doctors, the police and others who were thrown into this tragic story. This horrible nightmare will stay in their minds forever; the very people who tried to help this beautiful child. Numerous good people who have devoted their lives to helping others. God protects the innocent? Oh right, “behind the scenes”; so no one ever has any tangible proof! Then why does He allow them to suffer to the extent this innocent child did? Get real !!
      I’m sure you mean well but I respect religeous people as individuals, not because frequently spout off nonsensical verses. It’s insulting.!

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  6. What these monsters did to this sweet baby should be done to them. They do not deserve mercy and should be killed or at the very least spend the rest of their lives in prison. The men should be castrated and the mother sterilized; people like this should NEVER have children.

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  7. Let’s see.,,If someone in prison put a baby wipe, or better yet,a piece of sandpaper, around their fist and shoved it up one one of those pigs’ assea, you think they would squeal??

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  8. Guys, i read this article MONTHS ago (and commented as well), and this still disturbs me. This keeps me up at night, because i now have a 7 month old sister and i just can’t imagine this without thinking about poor little Brianna. Things like this is the reason the world is so shit today. People are so fucking horrible to the most precious and beautiful things in the world.

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    • I agree with you. This is so sad. And what’s just as sad is I stumbled across the story of little adrian jones.

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  9. I heard about this story a coue of years ago, I was in such shock that anyone could do such vile things with any conscience.
    I am in disgust that the animals we call people are out/will be out of prison.
    We teach our children that monsters are not real, they don’t exist. When in fact they walk among us everyday, undetected. We don’t know who they are or the horrific actions they inflict.
    It is so heart breaking that the kinds of atrocities can take place and then the repercussions are so minimal! There is no sentencing that comes close to being appropriate for these people.
    Just how much more or how many more children have to be silent victims until such time as their death?
    These mongrels deserve nothing less than their tortures to be inflicted upon them. You get what you give !

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  10. Human rights am sick of this bullshit. What rights did the baby have none. What authority step in none where is child protection…. The poor little girl suffered for five months and 5 days of her little life, with the torture I couldn’t possibly believe was possible… And her mother walks free pretty soon… IT’S JUST A SHAME A REALLY SAD PETTY THAT IN NEW MEXICO AS THEY CALL IT CHILD ABUSER STILL WALK FREE AND ARE PROTECTED BY STATE AND GOVERNMENT. JUST A SHAME NEW MEXICO DOESN’T SPEND THE GOVERNMENTS MONEY IN PROTECTING CHILD INSTEAD OF FEEDING AND CARING FOR CHILD MURDERS THE DEATH PENALTY IS BETTER SUITED FOR SCUM AND I PRAY THAT WHEN U ARE REALISED UR KILLED IN THE MOST PAINFUL WAY POSSIBLE THAT LASTS WITH UNBEARABLE PAIN FOR FIVE MONTHS FIVE DAYS. SCUM

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  11. How can anyone refer to these beings as anything but demons? Demons run among us and if you doubted before if they were real, here is your proof. Human beings do not possess this kind of hatred 24 hours a day for children. THEY DONT!! Something else was at work here and its very demonic in nature. They deserved to be skinned alive and fed their own flesh for what they did over and over to this poor baby.

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  12. They will burn in hell sick bitches each one of them needs to be tortured just like they did her but even worse…they need to die an threw in the pit of hell… they all look retarded an dumb as fuck! Karma will get their ass!

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  13. They all deserve to die and horribly!!! To do that to an innocent baby is just unthinkable!!!
    These people don’t deserve to breath.

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  14. I found this article because I searched up the words, “worst case of abuse ever”. I don’t know why I did it, and i regret it dearly. Right now, I’m angry at humanity and nature for making that poor little baby have to live through all that horror so long. I know that, if that beautiful angel had survived, she would never have a regular life, even if she was rescued. People, no matter how young, don’t deserve to live with the burden of that on their shoulders. Remembering what happened to you as a child. I know from experience that you can’t wake up one morning fine, it stays with you forever in the form of PTSD, Anxiety, depression, you name it. That poor little angel was a reminder to us all that the monsters of every day life are worse than that of fictional horror movies. Mangled cannibals and body-severing aliens had more humanity than those monsters, and we’d kill cannibals and aliens. Hell itself isn’t a justifying enough punishment for those horrible freaks of nature. I hope, for the sake of humanity, that they die horrible deaths.

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  16. There’s too many child abuse cases that end up with dead babies,young children,teenager abused by pimps etc etc.I am horrified with Kansas CYFD with Adrian,a little 7 yr old boy whose father,stepmother tortured Adrian for 9 mos before his death.The parents video taped what they did to Adrian and posted pics/videos to a cloud acct that belonged to their landlord.This shouldn’t happen in America.We have laws to protect our children.Yet scumbags continue to fall thru the cracks to hide the abuse inflicted on children.Adrian suffered so much.Should you see a child in an abusive home do whatever you can to protect the child(ren).

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