Monday, May 2, 2011

There must be some new, compelling evidence

Charged almost a year later.

Boyfriend charged in baby's death
Mother has been jailed since last June, when Faith Escamilla died.
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

Almost a year after little Faith Escamilla died of asphyxiation just shy of her first birthday, and the subsequent arrest of her mother for capital murder in the case, a second person has been charged in connection with the killing.

The mother, Silver Starr Hernandez, has been jailed since her arrest on the same morning of her daughter's funeral last June.

Her boyfriend, Lupe Lopez Martinez, 31, has also been charged with one count of capital murder in the case, according to city magistrate records Friday. Bail was set at $500,000.