Mar 6, 2014 7:24 PM by Connie Murphy

Two arrested in connection to a baby's death

Police have arrested two individuals in connection to a five month old baby's death. According to Colorado Springs Police, Nicholas Manuel Lucero,22, and Elizabeth Elishah Lopez, 21, were arrested for suspicion of child abuse. The incident happened back on August 19, 2013.

Police say the child was being placed under a shelving unit in the back of a closet to sleep. Pillows were reportedly propped up around the shelf opening to muffle the sounds of crying.

When the investigation was complete the case was presented to the Grand Jury. Lucero and Lopez were indicted for Child Abuse Resulting in Death a Class 2 Felony.

Lucero and Lopez are in custody at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on a $50,000 bond.



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