Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Story That Made Me Cry

I wanted to blog about something funny. I had already imagined how I would tell you guys about something embarrassing that happened to me a few days ago, But after reading something a friend of mine sent a link to I just couldn't. I read something awful. I wish it was just a story but it's real. It really happened.

Have you guys heard of baby Brianna Lopez? Baby Brianna Lopez died July of 2002 at only 5 months old. She didn't die of sickness, although I think that would have been much better than what she had gone through in her short 5 months of life. She was abused by her parents. No wait, abuse is a mere understatement. I just can't find words to describe how badly they hurt this sweet angel. To make the long story short, baby Brianna had old and new bruises all over her body, old and new fractures, old and new bite marks. Her father and uncle even raped her!!! Now, some of you might wonder what her mother did? Well, her mother was in on it too, she also beat the baby and bit her several times. The night she died her parents and uncle were drunk. They tossed her up and down and she hit the ceiling a couple times and slammed onto the ground. They tossed her some more, sometimes they were able to catch her and other times they didn't. The mother went to sleep first while the father and uncle raped her numerous times that night.

The next day, her mother noticed that she was not breathing. So they brought her to the hospital. I read in some of the links that she was dead on arrival, I also read in other links that she died 2 days after she was brought to the hospital. I don't know.

The old and new bite marks, bruises, fractures meant that she had been abused for all of her 5 months of life. How sad is that? Her finger was also lacerated. She was badly beaten from head down to her very toes. The cops who investigated on the case cried, they couldn't believe at what this poor child went through. Upon questioning the uncle about the bite marks, some news articles mentioned him saying something like "I didn't bite a huge chunk off of her". OMG!!!

There aren't any pictures of her at home. None, not even one. The only pictures there are of baby Brianna are those of when she was dead, with bruises all over her face and body. The picture some of you might see if you search about her is actually edited, the community where Brianna was from wanted to remember her as a sleeping angel. Below is a copy of the edited baby Brianna picture and two more pictures of her all bruised up.

What happened to her parents and uncle? Well, they didn't get the death penalty. They have to serve a few years in prison, but I don't know for how long. Baby Brianna's grandmother knew of what happened but never reported it to authorities. She also went to jail but only for 30 days.

Sorry for sharing this story. I just wanted to get this off my chest. This story brought tears to my eyes.


Nic said...

I hate child abuse stories, they upset me so much :(

Jessica said...

Oh my, this is worst! Evil, evil people! This story's really depressing, Mel. I hope those devils rot in hell. They don't deserve a place on this earth.

Babies are precious. I don't understand why some people have in them to hurt such lovely beings?!

Nashe^ said...

Sometimes, you really wonder what goes on in the minds of some people. Drunk or not, they have zero excuse.

the girl in stiletto said...

omgd! just a few years sentence??? what thell is wrong with the authority??

Chloie said...

That story is too heartbreaking. I can't imagine somebody wanting to hurt a baby. I can love babies even when they're not mine, how much more if you're the parent? I just hope those people rot in jail!

Duni said...

I feel sick to the heart reading that story, and enraged that the parents only got a few years in jail. What kind of sentence is that? There have been horrendous child abuse cases over here as well - the parents get 'life' sentences, though.
It's all just too sad.

Babies can't fend for themselves - someone needs to speak up for them. I wonder why none of the neighbours reported anything.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

@Nic- i know. same here. =( That story really got to me. I can't get it out of my head.

@Jessica- I totally agree with you Jess. This is such a harsh reality. Poor angel.

@Nashe- Ya, and goodness they were beating her even when they were sober. Why couldn't they just put her up for adoption or something?

@The Girl In Stiletto- Yup a few years of prison time in exchange for the life of an innocent child. Isn't that infuriating?!

@Chloie- Unfortunately her parents won't rot in jail. They'll be out after serving a few years in prison. Not even a life sentence or anything. Isn't that so sad?!

@Duni- The neighbors didn't know anything. Just her grandma and I think another uncle knew about it. If they would have spoken up months before or even weeks before, they might have been able to save the precious life of an angel. This story really broke my heart. It saddens me to think that at 5 months an innocent child went through all this. She would have been better off suffering from an illness with parents sticking by her side and giving her hugs and kisses and prayers....

RicAdeMus said...

Too upset to comment, but I'd like to share this (sorry it's so long), at least it has a happy ending:

Her parents never took the young girl to church
Never spoke of His name
Never read her His word
Two non-believers walking lost in this world
Took their baby with them
What a sad little girl

Her daddy drank all day and mommy did drugs
Never wanted to play
Or give kisses and hugs
She'd watch the TV and sit there on the couch
While her mom fell asleep
And her daddy went out

And the drinking and the fighting
just got worse every night
Behind their couch she'd be hiding
Oh what a sad little life
And like it always does, the bad just got worse
With every slap and every curse
Until her daddy in a drunk rage one night
Used a gun on her mom and then took his life

And some people from the city took the girl far away
To a new mom and a new dad
Kisses and hugs everyday
Her first day of Sunday school the teacher walked in
And a small little girl
Stared a picture of Him

She said I know that man up there on that cross
I don't know His name
But I know He got off
He was there in my old house
and held me close to His side
As I hid there behind our couch
The night that my parents died

Carina Blogarina said...

Horribe story. I can't believe they got so few years... Which contry was this??

ScoMan said...

This made me so teary and so angry at the same time. I can't believe what assholes some people can be.

If someone did this to little AJ, I'd make them wish they got the death penalty.

Amanda K said...

OMG that's a horrible story. So sad..

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

@RicAdeMus- awww that is such a happy story. Thanks for sharing. =)

@Carina Blogarina- yeah sadly, it was just a few years. =( That's horrible isn't it? They should have gotten the death penalty or something. This took place in New Mexico

@ScoMan- same here, i cried and was also angry after I read this. It's awful. I hate hearing stories like this. It just really gets to me.

@Amanda K- It is indeed so sad. I wish it didn't have to come to that point where she died. If only her grandmother spoke up or something.

NITIA / MONTO said...

its very demonic. i feel sad reading this story. what i cant understand is that how'd they even raped her when she was only 5 months old?

adin_22 said...

those people are evil....:(

MelRoXx said...

Isn't that sick? How can they be so heartless? They seem to be mentally ill. Idiots.

Abby Kihano said...

Brianna was brought to the hospital TWO days after her death?

This is very upsetting!

Who the hell do these "adults" think they are?! UGH! I just.. just.. wow!
They deserve life in prison! It's the same thing as a death penalty. Shoot.

This story is so sad :[


Andhari said...

They really should be murdered and fed to the dogs for what they did!!! How could they do this??? This makes me outraged and cry as well. Omg. This isn't even a child, this is a baby!!!:'(

Little Miss Tiara said...

oh my gosh, this is awful, are they insane? I mean, it's their own baby, right? And how could they do it to her? They're really evil, should be strike by a thousand of lightning bolts.

bananas. said...

that's horrible yet sadly this happens a lot. it's heartbreaking.

Tammy said...

Oh, I remember reading about this!
It makes me angry!
This is what the death penalty was made for!
This was not a mistake, or an accident! There is NO excuse!
People who harm any child in any way, should be castrated or sterilized! The HARD way!
And any people who suspect it/or no about it, sould get worse punishment. For they could have prevented it! None of this guilt crap!~ They are EQUALLY responsible!

Sebastian said...

Wow... what an immensely sad story. I was kind of... in denial (?) as I read it. I mean, I can't actually believe that people would do such things? To a baby? Sick.

And how is killing a baby not murder...? That's even more crazy.

Kym said...

oh wow... i have no words... grabe.
and they're only getting a few years in prison? *sigh*
how come nobody else knew about this? no one noticed? the neighbours? friends? nobody?!? ='(

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

@Nitia- it's just so tragic isn't it?

@adin- yes, they sure are, i don't think I would consider them as people, they're animals!

@MelRoxx- mentally ill would be a mere understatement. Those people should get the death penalty.

@Abby- Her parents and uncle deserve to get tortured and die of a very slow slow slow painful death.

@Andhari- oh Andhari, you're just too sweet? Murder? oh, i say, they should be tortured and die a slow painful death.

@LittleMissTiara- Doing that to an innocent infant is really bad, but I mean, doing that to an infant who is their's? They are so heartless!

@bananas- I know...this is just one of the many horrific child abuse cases there is. sad isn't it?

@Tammy- I totally agree with what you said. And for those who knew what was going on they too deserve to be punished just as bad as those who were responsible for such acts. Telling authorities would have been able to save the life of an innocent infant

miss rambles said...

people can be sooo cruel and do not deserve children.wot a waste of life. i am actually too sad to comment. at least she was too young to understand wot was hapenning to her.

thanks for sharing this as awful and sad as it maybe!

Star-chuu said...

This story so heartbreaking. Why there are people who can make a horrendous thing..too sad and too bad, the world are full of sinful thing even an innocent angel been a victim.

Nora Johnson said...

Totally agree this is an extremely sad story. It's amazing that human beings - let alone her relatives -could commit such evil.

A powerful & moving story - thanks for sharing!


btw thanks for follower link- so glad you came across my blog as I've now discovered yours too!

ScribblesNDots said...

How sad!:-( People can be soo evil, it's crazy to think that people like that are actually out there. At least she's not being abused anymore....

nurseabie said...

I just can't understand that they were able to do it to their very own child. Babies are precious gift from God. They are lucky to have a baby. Upon reading it I really felt so bad.

Tina T said...

This story is just horrifying. It's horrible that one person could be so sick, but to have so many people involved is just beyond anything I can comprehend. Many people that get sent to jail for hurting kids don't make it out alive, and that would be well deserved for these monsters.

floreta said...

i do remember hearing about this a year or two ago and it's so heartbreaking. i can't even COMPREHEND raping a baby.. like the logistics let alone the ethics and all that is WRONG with it..

- kimmy - said...

oh my god :[ there are some really sick, disgusting people in this world... it is sad to know these events really do exist...

Angela Darling said...

My sister just told me about this story!!!! It's horrible. How could anyone ever so such a thing?! She was so innocent and had to deal with so much... it's just not fair.

Angela Darling said...

My sister just told me about this story!!!! It's horrible. How could anyone ever so such a thing?! She was so innocent and had to deal with so much... it's just not fair.

LiLu said...

Oh my lord... is there anything worse than abusing someone who can't protect themselves? I think not.

Ella said...

This is horrible Mel... It just shows how evil people can be... The world is enslaved by wickedness...This is beyond imagination... :(

jooLee said...

omg that's so sad what is wrong with people these days?

The Demigoddess said...

What has the world come to? These people should get the death penalty. If they were in the Philippines, they would have been killed by the vigilante just to set an example.