According to the Miami Herald, even after Lopes admitted to stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from her, his mom begged a judge to give the boy a second chance. Belmonte adopted Gerard, her cousin, after the boy’s father died when he was just 9. She also has a daughter, 20, and son, 17.
Three years ago, she accused Gerard of stealing $20,000 in jewels and selling it to a pawn shop. he admitted the theft but was only arrested in June. Natalie had