True Consequences

True Consequences


NM Forgotten Child Baby Brianna Lopez

October 10, 2021

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Special thanks to JT Hosack for writing and researching this case and to Victoria Zellar for her help in the initial research of this case.

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Today's episode brings us to the darkest corners of true crime. Today we are discussing the horrible tragedy of the murder and abuse of baby Brianna Lopez. Baby Brianna was only 5 months when she was murdered by the very people who should have been caring for her. This is one of the worst cases of child abuse in New Mexico history and it resulted in changes in legislation known as the Baby Brianna Law.

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https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/crime/2016/09/16/baby-briannas-mother-released-prison-sept-25/90524908/
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