Mom Who Allegedly Tied Up 4-Year-Old Daughter and Taped Her Mouth Shut Charged With Homicide

A South Carolina woman has been charged after her 4-year-old daughter was tied up overnight, causing her death. 

Cynthia Estrada-Lopez, 24, has been charged with homicide and child abuse after she allegedly tied the young girl to a bed and placed tape over her mouth before leaving her by herself for the night on July 31, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office.

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An unknown person later called police after finding the 4-year-old unresponsive in the home, police said.

The girl, whose name was not revealed by authorities, was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Estrada Lopez was arrested Friday. She has since been denied bond.

The investigation into the young girl’s death is ongoing.

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