Ok, even as a criminal defense attorney I do not get this one. Mauricio Lopez, 34, pleaded guilty to child abuse that resulted in his breaking 30 bones in a 5-month-old baby. For that horrific crime, Lopez will get just seven years.
Originally, the family insisted that the baby may have been responsible for the injuries and that investigators got the mother to lie.
He now admits that he beat the baby.
Unfortunately, Lopez has been procreating with five children by several different women while he has been out of jail — he has a 1995 carjacking conviction.
What does it take to get a serious sentence in El Cajon, California? This beating obviously could have killed the baby, but he is being sentenced as if he was nailed for tax evasion.
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