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Foster Parent Charged with Capital Murder in Death of 11-Month-Old Foster Daughter

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 10:28am

Police arrested Antonio Lopez, 27, and charged him with capital murder in the death of his 11-month-old foster child, Jayla Beckley.

According to El Paso Police, Jayla was taken to University Medical Center on Saturday afternoon because she was having trouble breathing.  She later died.

Her death was ruled suspicious, and an autopsy later confirmed Jayla died of blunt force injuries to her chest and abdomen, which caused other serious injuries that resulted in her death.

Investigators with the El Paso Police Department's Crimes Against Children, and Crimes Against Persons unit later determined that Lopez was responsible for the injuries.

He was arrested early Wednesday morning.



Reader Comments

This sickens me.......I know this childs family and very sad for my friend. The state should be held accountable for some idiot putting this baby in the hands of a monster. Rest In Peace -

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