Date of Birth: February
In August 1989, Lopez was living
in a Tucson apartment with his girlfriend, and their 1-year-old son,
Around 10:00 a.m. on August 26,
the mother went shopping and left Anthony home with Lopez.
When she returned around noon,
Anthony had bruises on his forehead and chin and seemed unusually quiet.
Lopez told her that the child had pulled a nightstand over on top of
She wanted to take the boy to a
doctor, but Lopez persuaded her he would be all right. About 2 hours
later, she went to the laundromat. When she returned, Lopez was
performing CPR on Anthony. They took the child to the hospital where he
died a short time later.
The autopsy showed that Anthony
had numerous bruises on his face, chest and back, a skull fracture on
each side of the back of his head, broken ribs and a torn pancreas.
Lopez' convictions and sentences were affirmed on direct appeal.
Presiding Judge: Margaret M. Houghton
Prosecutors: Sylvia Lafferty and Allen McVey
Start of Trial: April 3, 1990
Verdict: April 10, 1990
Sentencing: May 17, 1990
Victim under 15
None sufficient to call for leniency
State v. Lopez (George M.), 174 Ariz. 131, 847 P.2d 1078 (1992).
George Molina Lopez