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cleo On December - 23 - 2013

Stephanie Lopez
Crimes: Child Abuse, Pedophiles, Murder

I am not going to post any of the pictures I found of baby Brianna Lopez. All of them were taken after she died of trauma and abuse. All of them. Nobody in her family had taken pictures of her while she was alive. There are a few on the Internet that depict baby Brianna’s face without bruises, bites, scars and other injuries, but those were all Photoshopped.

Every single photo I saw shows the tiny body of the 5-month-old infant covered in scars, bites and bruises. She’d been bitten on her wee face, head, arms and legs, and her torso front and back. Her little fingers and toes were lacerated.

The photos were bad enough. The autopsy was worse. It showed that that helpless infant had been abused her entire life. Physically abused and sexually abused. It literally makes me sick.

Baby Brianna Lopez had 11 bite marks on her wee body. She had 2 or 3 skull fractures, 2 broken ribs, broken legs, broken arms, brain swelling and bleeding on her brain. She had lacerations to her fingers, toes, vagina and anus.

Every single one of those horrible injuries had been inflicted by her mother, father and Uncle Steven. That poor little darling was born into a family of hellbeasts.

Brianna Lopez was born on Valentine’s Day, 2002. She died on July 19, 2002. It’s amazing that tiny girl lived so long — 5 months and 5 days — considering the torture she’d been subjected to.

Walters Mobile HomeBrianna Lopez was born to Stephanie Lopez of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The sperm donor was Andrew Walters. The three lived in a mobile home with Andy Walter’s mother, Patricia Walters, his brother Robert Walters , and Stephanie’s twin brother Steven Lopez.

Everybody in that household had to have seen the injuries to the baby. The bruises and bite marks were not inconspicuous. They were all over her head and face! (If you really want to see a photo of her, click here.)

Everybody in that household had to have heard the baby being injured. They lived in a cramped, 3-bedroom mobile home, fer gawd’s sake! Those aren’t known for thick, sound-proof walls. And you can’t tell me a tiny baby didn’t scream when her arms were broken, when her legs were broken, when her face was bitten, when her anus was torn.

Nobody in that house or who visited that house, not Grandma Patricia, Uncle Robert or any relative, did one single goddamn thing to spare that baby one iota of pain and misery. Not one of them thought to condemn the perpetrators of such horrific abuse, and call the authorities. Every single one of them deserves hell.

Andrew WaltersHere is how the final few hours of Brianna’s short, miserable life played out. At about 6:00 p.m., July 18, 2002, Andy Walters bought himself a case of beer and headed home to 5243 Comanche Trail. He, Stephanie and Steven commenced drinking that beer through the evening.

After about 3 beers Stephanie Lopez hauled her carcass to bed. She didn’t tend to her baby at all, didn’t care about her baby at all.

Left with the baby, Andy Walters and Steven Lopez decided to “play” with her. They played rough, and the more they drank the rougher they got.

Both Andy Walters and Steven Lopez, the evil pedophile f*cktards who had been raping the baby since she was born, probably raped her that night too. They indisputably tossed the infant into the air so forcefully she hit the ceiling 3 times. They dropped her on the floor twice. I bet they laughed long and hard at that.

The badly injured baby was left on the floor as Andy Walters fell asleep at 12:30 a.m. The asshole baby-raping bastard says he woke up at 3 a.m. and found the baby still on the floor. According to Andy Walters he wrapped her up in a blankie and put her into a bouncer. Riiiight. Such a good daddy he was! Except I don’t believe him.

At 7:00 a.m. Stephanie Lopez awoke to find her baby on the floor. Brianna was cold and unresponsive by then. The hellbitch mother was alert enough to notice her unconscious baby had brand new bruises on top of her old bruises. She asked about them and why her baby wouldn’t wake up. She was told by the sperm donor that they’d “played a little rough with her”.

Did Stephanie Lopez take the baby to the hospital for her new injuries? Hell no! How would she explain any of the injuries to her baby without being hauled into the police station? Considering a lot of the wounds had been caused by Stephanie Lopez herself, the evil bitch decided to do exactly nothing about her injured, unconscious baby.

Then “good daddy” Andy Walters offered to “change the diaper”. Riiight. Like he was the kind of father who would change diapers. What the evil pedo bastard did was remove Brianna’s diaper, wrap his finger in a baby wipe and jam it into his infant daughter’s anus.

Three hours later Stephanie Lopez finally decides to check on her baby. Big surprise, Brianna wasn’t breathing. Stephanie the shitstain Lopez finally called 9-1-1. An hour later, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, baby Brianna was pronounced dead.

Stephanie the monstrous mother Lopez lied and told the doctors her baby had fallen from her high chair. No big surprise that the doctors and the police didn’t buy that f*cktardian story. The baby would have had to have fallen and fallen and fallen and fallen, and that still wouldn’t explain the lacerations to her vagina and anus.

Steven LopezLas Cruces police arrested Stephanie Lopez, 19, Andy Walters, 21, and Steven Lopez, 19. They were each charged with child abuse resulting in death. Andy Walters was additionally charged with criminal sexual penetration of the infant.

The grandmother Patricia Walters and the uncle Robert Walters were also arrested and charged with failure to report child abuse.

Two children in the home were taken into protective custody. Mercifully they showed no visible signs of abuse or neglect.

During his police interview, Andy Walters admitted he bit the baby, but “did not take a chunk out of her”. He blamed his 18-month-old son for biting the baby too and then accused Stephanie Lopez of biting, pinching and throwing the baby whenever she felt frustrated.

Andy Walters and Steven Lopez both admitted to tossing the baby and failing to catch her. Steven Lopez additionally admitted to police that he and Andy Walters had penetrated Brianna on several occasions with different objects, and that he himself had had sex with the tiny infant.

I think Andy Walters’ penis wound up in and around his baby girl’s genitals. A blood spot found on his underwear matched Brianna’s DNA.

Kudos to the Las Cruces police for not bashing and smashing these molesting monsters until they were nothing more than nasty grease spots on the tile.

Stephanie and Steven Lopez

Stephanie and Steven Lopez in court

In 2003, the 5 hellbeasts went to trial all together in Albuquerque. At the end of the mass trial the jury deliberated for 9 hours before coming to their decision.

Andy Walters and Steven Lopez were both convicted of criminal sexual penetration, child abuse resulting in death and other related charges. Andy Walters was looking at 57 years and Steven Lopez was facing 51 years in prison.

Stephanie Lopez was convicted of negligent child abuse resulting in death as well as a lesser abuse charge. She was found not guilty of intentional child abuse. She was facing 27 years in prison.

Patricia and Robert Walters

Patricia and Robert Walters

Patricia Walters, and Robert Walters were convicted of failure to report child abuse. They were sentenced to 60 days in prison — ONLY 60 days! They served most of it on probation. (Note: Robert Walters died in 2010 in a car accident.)

That should have been that but the defense appealed on the grounds that the mass prosecution was unjust. Patricia Walters and Robert Walters did not appeal because, admit it, they got a gawd damn lenient sentence for letting that baby be raped and tortured until she died.

The state Court of Appeals did overturn the convictions of Stephanie Lopez, Andy Walters and Steven Lopez. The judges ruled that the defendants’ constitutional right to confront and cross-examine their accusers was violated when they were tried all together.

The 3 hellbeasts were retried and probably wished they hadn’t bothered appealing. They were once again convicted, of course.

Andrew Walters was sentenced to serve 63 years, 5 years more than he got before! He now resides in an Oregon prison (he was moved there for “safety reasons”). The soonest that pedo beast can be paroled is 2025.

Steven Lopez was sentenced to 57 years in prison. I’ve read that he’s doing his time in Level VI Penitentiary of New Mexico.

Stephanie Rene Lopez once again was sentenced to 27 years in prison. She is sitting it out in Western New Mexico Correctional Facility, I understand. The soonest she can be paroled is September 28, 2016. A whole pile of petitions popped up to make sure the parole board and the Governor understand the citizens are opposed to her release.

The Las Cruces community is full of wonderful, caring people. When Brianna’s family didn’t claim her body for burial, the community did it. When the family didn’t pay for the funeral expenses, the community did.

GravesiteWhat the family did do was erect a cage over the grave so that members of the public could not place their tributes there. The community didn’t let that stop them — they not only place flowers around the cage but they created a separate memorial site to honour the tiny baby.

I am so pleased that the Las Cruces community hasn’t let the tragedy and that little girl’s memory fade away.

A few years after her death, The “Baby Brianna Bill” (senate bill 166) was signed into law making child abuse resulting in death a 1st-degree felony carrying a mandatory sentence of 30 years in prison. That’s the only good thing to come from this horrible tragedy.

RIP Brianna. I hope and pray the surviving children are being raised by good, loving, decent people and go on to live happy, successful lives.

Rot in hell, Andy Walters, Steven Lopez and Stephanie Lopez.

KRQE News article
Court documents for Andrew Walters
Court documents for Stephanie Lopez
Court documents for Steven Lopez

Categories: Child Abuse, Murder, Rape, Torture

20 Responses

  1. Moodymagic says:

    These sick sick fucks need to encounter a hammer and have all the crap beat out of them. Burn in hell sick fucks

    • sara says:

      I wish there was a way to tell each of them how there going to pay for what they did to that precious baby sent from heaven and what they did to her they will experience 10 times worse the pain than what she did when they stand on judgment day and cast into the pits of hell on fire for eternity baby Brianna suffered for 5 months theirs will be eternity and never ending. The only one that should have been bitten, thrown up to the ceiling and brain injuries for five months was those sick ass bastards. I wish they were raped in prison and tortured set on fire with gasoline put out and done over and over again. The mother should suffer the worst for not protecting her baby like a mother is suppose to do and take a knife and wack there penises off and stick it up the dad and uncles asses after she ripes them a vagina to shove a bat up the sick son of a bitches, that’s what she should have done as a mother, shes a mother alright, a mother fucker. Her mom should have done that to her stupid ass. Oh yeah and when those three die take baby briannas cage put the three of them under it because that’s who the cage is really for those animals there a waste of space. I love you baby Brianna even if you don’t see this in my heart your my daughter I just wish I gave life to you my other daughter would have loved you, you didn’t deserve that you just were by accident knet born to the wrong family. I just wish someone could get her cage removed. forward this to that satanic bitch Stephanie who gave birth to Brianna then run her over with a car and hope anyone your related too that knew what was going on I hope you watch them all die in front of your face then you get hit by the car whore.

  2. Chellesbelles says:

    Why the hell did I click on that damn picture?? She was such a beautiful baby. I don’t know of anything in this world that is fitting punishment for these three. I do believe in hell, though, and these ‘people’ are the reason it exists.

  3. bulldoggy says:

    Why weren’t they convicted of murder? all of them deserve the death penalty in my opinion. I wonder if she planned to have this baby so they could torture her or if they tortured her because they didn’t want her in the first place.

  4. =^+^=Bengalpuss says:

    I know this story well, Brianna, has a memorial page on facebook, she won’t be forgotten bless her. Now those bastard’s that did this to that little angel, wanna pray that their sick fuck arse’s stay in jail, because believe me when i say that they are hated with a passion. I hope their lives are so miserable that they beg to stay in their cells. That picture was taken by the investigating officer of Brianna, as he realised that not one photo had been taken of that little girl while alive, thats how much she mean’t to those evil cunts. rip Brianna x

    • 2cute says:

      I never heard of this story before, bengalpuss. It just tears your heart out doesn’t it. I looked at the picture, I don’t know why, and even all bashed up she was a beautiful little girl who should have been loved and treasured for her whole life. She didn’t deserve to be raped and murdered – that’s what her parents and uncle deserve.

  5. Jamaica says:

    This is a story I’m all too familiar with. Funny how I’ve read and watched the news about this story around 3 years ago and just a couple of weeks ago and now Cleo broadcasts the news…….no offense, but this story is just too sad and is just as unusual.

    Right before the baby was beaten to death and likely raped before that, oddly enough, her so-called family did not once ever try to take pictures of her beautiful and precious face and tiny little body. I don’t care who killed her; in my humble opinion, her mother, her father and uncle are all equally responsible. The fact that her own family never took any snapshots of her really boggles my mind and it also shows just how much they really cared for her and took her into consideration–they didn’t. At ALL.

    Rare enough a female family member–a mother at that would beat her own child. For a mother to not even take any pictures of her own daughter to hold in memory of her should anything happen to her is MUCH more rare.

    They cared absolutely NOTHING for little Brianna. To deliberately choose to beat your own child is outrageous enough, but to then choose not to hold any memories of your own child…….that is contemptuous. I hope these people suffer the dire consequences for their behavior.

  6. awesomeblossom says:

    Holy hell they are all monsters. I really hope the other kids have been removed entirely from the family.

  7. Jess says:

    I can’t read this story again. I extolled all the way through, stopping momentarily to refresh my memory of their neanderthal faces. I read this story once, when I was expecting my twins. I think it was the first time I had read anything so horrible (little did I know that there is even worse out there). I remember every once in awhile I would think of her sweet little face screaming in terror and start crying. Nothing has ever affected me this way and I am not sure if many other stories have since. It makes you wish there were real vigilantes out there taking justice for the victims like Brianna. Although I heard the abused of Baby P had boiling sugar water thrown on him in prison :) But it seems like these pieces of shit are the ones being protected. And they will live their lives in more comfort than that poor baby EVER experienced.

  8. MsM says:

    This was a case we were required to study in undergrad – I’ve seen the pictures of this poor baby. The crime scene photos and the autopsy photos. This child was treated so horribly and nobody in that house lifted a finger to help her. They all deserve to rot in hell.

  9. LoLo says:

    Not 1 person thought what was happening was wrong? I don’t wanna hear the mother was abused as a child so she didn’t know any better. I can’t believe out of all of them, not 1 of them stood up for that precious little girl. I hope they get the same & worse treatment in prison.

  10. Tash says:

    When I first heard about this story . I could not believe this how could a mother let this happen to her child . How could she be a part of this madness. In my opinion they all need to be put under the jail . I wish the same thing happens to them . I hope and pray they feel the same pain and hurt that poor baby went through. I hope there is really a hell . I Will pay for a straight trip !!!! For all 3 of them.

  11. sam says:

    Does anyone know of the address or street name they lived in

  12. bertha says:

    Yesterday. Was brianna’s birthday, i thought of her all day. I thank. God for having her in his loving arms
    .(for she could. Notbe in better hands. I want to say happy birthday. To her and also to let. Her know that she has not been fprgotten and never will be
    .. be happy in paradise where you are now,smile a lot and enjoy your precious. Life with our lord jesus christ. As for the eveldoers they will rot in prison,infreedom or in he’ll for what they did to you
    They will foreever live in fear and oneday they Willo have to answer to god

  13. Lilith says:

    This gives me nightmares. I hope these sick fucks are getting what they deserve. I don’t think its enough until they are all torture. Karma will come and claim them. Dying will not be enough. If I get to meet them, I would love to give them more than a piece of my mind. Sick Fucks!

    • BENGALPUSS says:

      Lillith, that baby girl was beautiful, and those twisted fucks did that to her. It breaks my heart that picture and it’s only thanks to the detective, that her picture was taken and photo shopped. Not one picture had been taken of this little angel while she was alive. I hope those evil bastards get what’s coming to them, and bubba shoves something sharpe and long up their worthless arses.

  14. AZgrl77 says:

    When I read stories like this it makes me sick with anger..I really wish monsters like this could be tortured as a police officer or anyone hearing what these evil monsters said they did I just would not be able to hold back and proubly would want to knock them out right there..My opinion is the mother of this child who should have been the protector deserves the highest punishment of all.

  15. Lisa says:

    I was not aware of this . I can’t believe Wat I read is true!! Just want to tell baby Briana , we all love you. The whole world loves you so so much my tiny angel . You saw a bitter world my baby. Sorry my baby. None of us could protect you from monsters. I know you are with angels in heaven. Be happy my child. Love you sweetheart .

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