Foster Parent Charged in the Murder of 11-Month-Old Baby

Foster Parent Charged in the Murder of 11-Month-Old Baby
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:22am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 11:43am

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.

 

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