Colorado Springs couple charged with child abuse in 5-month-old's death

Police: Couple placed baby in closet to sleep

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs couple is accused of child abuse after their 5-month-old was found dead.

Elizabeth Elishah Lopez and Nicholas Manuel Lucero were arrested Thursday and booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on charges of child abuse resulting in death. They are being held on $50,000 bond.

On August 19, 2013, detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department investigated the death of the infant.

According to investigators, the couple was placing the child under a shelving unit in the back of a closet to sleep. Pillows were propped up around the shelf opening to muffle the sounds of crying. 

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