November 24, 2014

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Boyfriend arrested in connection with toddler’s death

Luis Lopez

Luis Lopez

ELYRIA — An arrest has been made in connection with the death of 2-year-old Aaviana Payne, who succumbed to traumatic injuries to her head last month.

Luis Lopez, the boyfriend of Aaviana’s mother, Margot Young, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering Friday, according to police. The 25-year-old Lopez is being held in Lorain County Jail without bond.

Police aren’t releasing what led them to Lopez or why he was charged with involuntary manslaughter, which is assigned when someone is killed due to criminal negligence.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Chronicle.