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.