The mother of Baby Brianna Lopez,  who was brutally raped and beat to death in 2002 at 5-months old, was released from prison on Wednesday, September 21st.

Baby Brianna’s mother, Stephanie Lopez, was convicted of child abuse resulting in death in 2003. After serving almost 13 years of her 27-year sentence, Lopez was released early because of good behavior and for her time served in jail awaiting trial.

Baby Brianna was beaten, sexually abused, and tortured by her own mother, father, and uncle.

Andy Walters, Baby Brianna’s father, received a total of  63-years in prison for child abuse resulting in death and rape.

Stephanie Lopez’s brother, Steven Lopez, was sentenced to 57-years for rape and neglect resulting in death.