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Mother convicted in 'Baby Brianna' child abuse case to serve parole in Plainview

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PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) -

The woman convicted in a child abuse case that sent shock waves across the country will serve her parole in a community right here on the South Plains.

According to KVIA in El Paso, Stephanie Lopez, the mother of baby Brianna, was released from a prison facility in Grants, New Mexico on Wednesday and reported to the parole office in Plainview on Thursday.

Lopez was sentenced to 27 years in prison in 2003 after she was convicted of child abuse - after failing to stop the beating, burning and rape of her five month-old daughter, Brianna.

She served 13 years.

Since the death of the infant, the state of New Mexico adopted "Baby Brianna's Law," which set a mandatory life sentence for child abuse resulting in the death of a child 13 or younger.

RELATED STORY: Mother of Baby Brianna to be released from prison this month

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