HOBBS, N.M. (KBIM-KRQE) – Police responding to a medical call in Hobbs Friday morning found a 21-month-old child dead and later arrested the infant’s mother and the man who was with her.
Melinda Copeland, 21, and Christopher Elliott, 27, are both charged with child abuse resulting in death and a separate charge of child abuse related to a 3-year-old child of Copeland’s, according to the Hobbs Police Department.
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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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