Couple won’t be charged in death of 7-year-old boy who died while home alone
OKLAHOMA CITY – Prosecutors dismissed child neglect charges against a couple following the death of a 7-year-old boy.
In 2013, firefighters were called to a home in the 2500 block of S.W. 51st St.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prosecutors say Avalos’ mother, Noemi Lopez, left the home with her boyfriend, Antonio Guillen, and went to a bar.
The pair were originally charged with child neglect for leaving Avalos home alone when the crime occurred.
In 2014, authorities arrested 25-year-old Claudia Cadena and 20-year-old Albert Barboza for helping Lorese Cruz and her boyfriend, Julio Nevarez, break into the home and set it on fire.
Cruz and Nevarez claim they did not know the little boy was inside at the time.
All four suspects pleaded guilty earlier this year.
On Friday, prosecutors dropped the child neglect charge against the couple.