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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Silicon Hills

    TX - Jeremy Silva, 18 mos, beaten to death, Tyler, 23 Nov 2010

    Mom's boyfriend is on the run - and mom is in jail on abandonment charges.

    Tyler PD is requesting the public's help to find Simon Lopez.

    Posted: Nov 23, 2010 6:35 PM CST
    Updated: Nov 24, 2010 7:18 AM CST

    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A one year old boy is dead after what police say could be physical abuse. Early this morning, the boy, Jeremy Silva, was picked up by his aunt from his house on North Ross Street in Tyler.
    Police tell us Jeremy's mother, Emma Torres, left her two children alone in her home on Ross street while her boyfriend drove her to work in Lindale.



    Posted: Nov 24, 2010 2:01 PM CST
    Updated: Nov 24, 2010 2:08 PM CST

    From Tyler Police:

    On Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Tyler Police Investigators received the results from the autopsy on Jeremy Silva. The autopsy indicated that the cause of death was from a torn atrium in his heart, as a result of blunt force trauma to his chest. The report also indicated that Jeremy had suffered prior abuse, including several broken ribs and previous bruising to his body.

    Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Capital Murder on 26-year-old Simon Lopez of Tyler. Bond was set at $2,000,000 dollars by Judge Skeen. Lopez is the boyfriend to Emma Torres, who lived with her and the children at 114 N. Ross. Investigators have not been able to locate Lopez and request the public's help with any information on his whereabouts.

    Lopez is believed to be driving a 1995 Gray, Lincoln Town Car, 4-door, Texas license plate: BZ9P316

    Please contact the Tyler Police Department at 531-1000 or Crime Stoppers at 597-CUFF with any information you may have concerning this case. The case is still under investigation.


    Fly with the angels - safe forever - baby Jeremy
    What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
    But if that drop was not in the ocean,
    I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
    ~~ Mother Theresa ~~

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  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    here and there
    Man suspected of killing infant added to most-wanted list

    A man suspected of killing a 1-year-old child in Texas last year is among the U.S. Marshals' most wanted fugitives, the service announced Friday.

    The federal agency added Simon Lopez, 26, to its "15 Most Wanted" list and cautioned the public that he is "considered armed and extremely violent."



  3. #3
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    Apr 2010
    Howdy, LCoastMom! How are ya?

    Sad that this guy is still on the loose.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2009
    Man sought in Tyler boy's death caught in Mexico
    TYLER, Texas (AP) Authorities say a man sought over the November death of his girlfriend's year-old son has been caught in Mexico and returned to East Texas.

    Smith County Jail records show 26-year-old Simon Lopez of Tyler was held Monday on a capital murder charge with bond set at $2 million.
    more at San Antonio Exress-News link above

  5. #5
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    Sep 2008
    UPDATE: Simon Lopez arraigned, bond set at $2M

    Lopez is charged with killing one-year-old Jeremy Silva of Tyler by beating him in his chest.

    Tyler Police are en route to Houston to transport the man back to the Smith County Jail.


    How sad, I don't remember hearing about this before...I just came across the article when trying to find information about the excess media I saw downtown today. This explains it. I'm glad they caught him..and will be waiting for justice for this sweet baby!

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    From November 2012:


    An East Texas man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 capital murder of his girlfriend's one-year-old son.

    Twenty-eight-year-old Simon Lopez pleaded guilty to killing the boy Friday. His plea came as part of a plea bargain in which the state withdrew their intent to seek the death penalty...

    Simon Lopez will never be eligible for parole.

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