Follow Up: Baby Brianna Case and Child Abuse By Monique Griego - Anchor/Reporter July 21, 2010
It's been eight years since 5 month old Baby Brianna was murdered by her father and uncle. Her death shocked the community and prompted people to take action. When Brianna died the maximum sentence for child abuse resulting in death was 18 years in prison. District Attorney Susana Martinez fought to get both men lengthier sentences. Brianna's mom was also sentenced to 18 years for not protecting her.
Martinez has since been successful is getting that law changed. However she and the lead detective on the case believe more needs to be done to protect children.
Detective Lindell Wright says Brianna's death deeply impacted him and the community. The outpouring of support for her and other victims of abuse is overwhelming.
But in the years since her death more controversies have risen about the way Brianna's family has handled it.