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Woman arrested in the death of her son

Ethan Cunningham Ethan Cunningham
Crystal Lopez Crystal Lopez
Crystal Lopez Crystal Lopez

By Barbara Grijalva - email

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - A Tucson woman sat in jail Wednesday on half-a-million dollars bond.

Crystal Lopez, 30, is accused of killing her 2-year-old son.

Ethan Cunningham died September 30, about three weeks before his mother was arrested.

Officers say, what police were given the day of her arrest, led them to call the toddler's mother to police headquarters where they immediately arrested her.

Police say Lopez had dropped her son off at the babysitters on September 30th.

Officers say, a short while later, Ethan fell off a stool, and paramedics were called.

Little Ethan died later that day.

Tucson Police Sergeant Diana Lopez told KOLD News 13, "Of course, I can't go into detail of what the injuries were, other than I can tell you that it was much more than a child falling off of a stool that caused his death."

Police say, after three weeks, evidence pointed to Ethan's mother.

Sgt. Lopez said, "We received information, medical evidence yesterday that indicated that the child was in the care of his mother Crystal Lopez when the injuries occurred."

"It was very clear evidence to us that the child did not receive this injury in the form of an accident. Like I said, unfortunately, I can't go into extensive detail. I can tell you there was some type of blunt force trauma," Sgt. Lopez said.

Crystal Lopez is now charged with first degree murder and child abuse.

We went to her Myspace page.

On it, she says she is divorced and calls herself a proud parent.

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