Its been almost 12 years since the birth and death of baby Brianna Lopez. Her story is perhaps one of the most heart breaking child abuse cases in America. During the time of Brianna's death the sentence for a person who committed intentional child abuse that resulted in death was only faced with a max of 18 years in prison. This changed when Senator Mary Jane Garcia changed the law to make the crime punishable to a life sentence. Though this has changed many are still upset over the fact that her grandparents were aware of the abuse and along with her mother failed to report it to the police. Brianna's grandparents were only sentenced to jail for 30 days. Brianna was never given the chance to live she was tormented everyday of her short life, never given a chance to live. Brianna's mother Stephanie was convicted of negligent child abuse she is suppose to be released in September 28, 2016.
You can read the story of baby Brianna here (graphic): http://ripeace.wordpress.com/tag/baby-brianna/