MONTROSE ?– When formal charges are filed against the woman accused of killing 4-month-old Angel Nieto, she could be looking at more serious allegations than the manslaughter warrant on which she was booked Thursday. Maria Zavala-Espinosa, 32, appeared in court Thursday on the felony-4 offense. The judge also told her that she could potentially be charged with child abuse resulting in death, a class-2 felony, or even first-degree murder, depending on what prosecutors decide. Espinosa is accused of inflicting non-accidental trauma on the baby boy, who she was babysitting on Oct. 7.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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