PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — Jordan and Lindsay Piper, the dad and step-mom charged with murdering 11-year-old Roman Lopez last year in Placerville, say they are not guilty.
The Pipers entered the pleas in Placer County.READ MORE: Stagg High Stabbing Suspect Anthony Gray Ordered To Undergo Mental Evaluation
Roman was living with the Pipers and seven other kids in January 2020 when he was found dead in a bin in his family’s basement.READ MORE: Boosted Californians Getting COVID At Twice The Rate Of Those Vaccinated But Not Boosted
The couple was arrested one year later on child abuse and torture charges. Lindsay is also charged with poisoning.
Murder charges were added earlier this month after nearly two years of investigation into Roman’s death. Family members told CBS13 they know the kids who were living inside the house where Roman was living shared new information with police.MORE NEWS: Applications Now Open For $10K Grants For Sacramento Artists
The Pipers remain in jail with no chance of bail and are next expected in court on Dec. 17.