Shocking Documents Released In Baby's Death

May 3, 2012


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Court documents say a baby federal authorities say was killed by a U.S. Air Force sergeant and his wife on a base in New Mexico had two skull fractures and cigarette burns on her body.

KVIA-TV reports that an autopsy revealed the baby had injuries to her head caused by shaking or blunt-force trauma, two skull fractures, 10 rib fractures and four lesions that investigators said were from cigarette burns.

Twenty-seven-year-old John Zayas and 30-year-old Sophia Monique Zayas were indicted last week in connection with the 2007 death of their infant daughter.

The seven-count indictment alleges the couple tortured and abused their 2-month-old daughter until she died.

Zayas is stationed at Holloman Air Force Base.

It was unclear if either had attorneys.

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