Stephanie Lopez, Andrew White and Steven 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.
Brianna 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.
Here 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.
Las 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.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 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.
What 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.