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Baby's mother indicted in Simon Lopez capital murder case

Jeremy Silva, 1, was found beaten to death in November. Jeremy Silva, 1, was found beaten to death in November.

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Smith County Grand Jury has handed up indictments for the murder of an East Texas infant.

Indicted Tuesday afternoon on one count of capital murder, were Simon Lopez and the baby's mother, Emma Torres. Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham confirmed this to KLTV Tuesday. Bingham would not go into detail on why Torres was indicted on capital murder charges.

Until Tuesday, Torres only faced a charge of child endangerment for the death of one-year-old Jeremy Silva. Silva was found beaten to death in the couple's Tyler home in late November 2010.

Torres claimed she left the infant at home with Lopez while she was at work. As of Tuesday night, both Torres and Lopez were in the Smith County Jail.

Torres' bond is set at $2,000,000.

After running from law enforcement and allegedly assaulting a Dallas Police Officer on Christmas Eve 2010, the U.S. Marshal's Office captured Lopez in Mexico this summer. 

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