Albuquerque, (ENTRAVISION) .- The mother was released who did nothing to prevent the rape and murder of her 5-month-old baby in 2003.
The woman was sentenced to 27 years in jail for child neglect but was released this week, for good behavior, before even completing half of her sentence.
This Las Cruces mother is part of one of the most horrendous child abuse cases in New Mexico, Stephanie René López was released from Grants jail today.
The girl, known as Baby Brianna, suffered injuries all over her body with a ruptured skull, ribs, legs and one arm. Brianna’s father and her uncle were also convicted in this heinous case.
The correctional department says Lopez will have two years of community service with supervised probation.