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Child Dies After Mother Tapes Her Mouth Shut

Child Dies After Mother Tapes Her Mouth Shut

A 4-year-old South Carolina girl died after her mother allegedly taped her mouth shut and left her.

Sheriff Jay Koon says investigators believe the mother restrained her daughter in the child’s bed, taped her mouth and abandoned her July 31.

She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

24-year-old Cynthia Estrada-Lopez of Lexington is charged with homicide by child abuse.


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