Covina man pleads not guilty to murder of infant daughter

Abigail Lopez, 11 weeks, of Covina

A Covina man accused of murder and child abuse in the death of his 11-week-old daughter entered a not guilty plea this week.

Andrew Luis Lopez, 22, entered the plea Tuesday in Pomona Superior Court, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said. The arraignment had been delayed several times since Lopez’s arrest in late January. A preliminary hearing in the case was set for Aug. 6.

Lopez is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death for the Jan. 18 death of his daughter, Abigail Lopez.

“Abigail was a beautiful blessing that changed everybody’s life from the moment she was born,” her mother Janessa Espinoza said.

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