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4-year-old girl dies after mother shut her mouth with duct tape

By Mason White 1:18 PM August 15, 2017
Cynthia Estrada-Lopez
Cynthia Estrada-Lopez
By: Alexis Bell

A mother was arrested over the death of her young daughter.

Police in South Carolina, said that the girl died after her mother used duct tape on her.

24-year-old Cynthia Estrada-Lopez of Lexington, was charged with homicide by child abuse over the death of her 4-year-old daughter.

Police said that the mother used duct tape to restrain the child in her bed. She then covered the child’s mouth with tape and she left the room.

When she returned, the mother found the girl unresponsive.

Paramedics arrived and the girl was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, and the investigation is still ongoing.

Estrada-Lopez was arrested, and she remains in the Lexington County jail after being denied bail.