SANTA FE—This afternoon, Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Albuquerque), Sen. Greg Baca (R-Belen), NM Children’s, Youth, and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson, First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna, victim advocates, and law enforcement will hold a press conference to urge Senate action on House Bill 100. The bill expands Baby Brianna’s Law to make all abusers whose actions result in the death of a child eligible for mandatory life sentencing.  


Tomorrow, February 14, 2018, marks the 16th anniversary of Brianna Lopez’s birth. The infant, known widely as Baby Brianna, died at age five months as a result of violent abuse suffered at the hands of family members, including her mother and father. Her mother was released from prison in 2016 after serving 13 years for her involvement in Baby Brianna’s death. Residents of Las Cruces plan to hold a birthday celebration in remembrance of her and other victims of child abuse.   


WHAT:           Press Conference on HB 100, the Baby Brianna Law Expansion  

WHEN:           2 P.M. 

WHERE:         Room 305 

NM State Capitol 

WHO:              Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes 

                            Sen. Greg Baca

Monique Jacobson, Secretary, NM CYFD  

First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna 

Fifth Judicial District Attorney Dianna Luce 

Eleventh Judicial District Attorney Robert “Rick” Tedrow 

Twelfth Judicial District Attorney John Sugg 

Chief Pete Kassetas, NM State Police 

Victim Advocates from ROBD and Guardians for the Children

Terri Cole, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce