Judge sentences man for boy's beating

Judge sentences man for boy's beating

Prosecutors said Fernando Lopez beat his girlfriend's son so severely in 2011, he put him into a coma.
BAKERSFIELD, CA - A judge has sentenced a Bakersfield man in the 2011 beating of his girlfriend's son.  Fernando Steven Gomez Lopez, 28, was given a term of 6 years in prison Tuesday morning.  Lopez had pleaded no contest to one felony charge of child abuse last month.  Two other felony charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal. 

Investigators say the incident took place in June 2011 in the 3700 block of Q Street.  Prosecutors say the boy who's now 8 has mental and physical deficits. 


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