Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

January 2, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

Grandmother Sentenced to Prison for Child Abuse (Laca)


A grandmother accused of child abuse in November 2016 after a 6-month-old baby was taken to the hospital with a brain injury was sentenced last Friday.

Rebecca Laca (dob: 11-19-1960) pleaded guilty in November 2017 to child abuse-negligently causing serious bodily injury (F4) and was sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay $9,434 in restitution.  She was originally charged with child abuse—knowingly causing serious bodily injury (F3).

Laca was caring for the 6-month-old baby boy on November 11, 2016, when she became upset with him and slammed him down on a bed.  The child suffered a frontal bilateral subdural brain bleed and retinal hemorrhaging.