Parent of the Year Archive Page 3


Mom Of 3 Children Left Alone At Mall Has Preliminary Hearing

A Greensburg mother charged with endangering the welfare of her three children after police said they were left alone at a shopping mall for more than 12 hours will have her case heard by a judge.


Police: Alaska girl locked in frigid bedroom dies

A 3-year-old girl from America's northernmost community died and her younger sister suffered hypothermia after their mother and the mother's boyfriend left them in a locked bedroom with a window open to a temperature of minus 30 degrees to air out the room because the girls wet their beds, authorities said.


Prison for Pa. woman who faked baby's illness

A Pennsylvania woman will serve time in state prison for lying that her newborn had leukemia and scamming more than $10,000 in donations from well-wishers.


Police Charge Father In 5-Year-Old's Death

"He basically said she had a bowel movement on herself, so he got angry and he beat her,"


Child rape conviction is upheld

A federal court last week rejected the latest in a series of appeals by Scott Abram, a former Concord resident convicted of repeatedly raping his young stepchildren.


Children Under Three Years Old Left Alone In Trash, Broken Glass

A Huntington man is charged with child neglect after allegedly leaving his four children under the age of three left alone.


Woman charged with neglecting children

A Newberry woman was arrested midnight Thursday on charges of child neglect for being too drunk to pick up her children from church.


Portsmouth parents charged with abuse of 9-month-old twins

Both were charged with three counts of felony malicious wounding and felony child neglect.


Father of child who died here charged with murder

Police say Elum assaulted his daughter in March 2010, when she was just 2 months old. The child suffered a severe brain injury, due to being shaken.


Mom under arrest after leaving kids home alone to go to Burger King

A Wilmington woman is under arrest after police say she left her two young children home alone while she went to Burger King.


Father Charged After His Car is Stolen with Son Inside

Phillip Owens, 26, of Irondequoit, told police he had left his son in the unlocked car with the engine running Saturday night while making a pit stop at a Rochester convenience store, WROC TV-8 reported.


Florida mother held without bond in baby's slaying

An autopsy has determined that a 1-year-old Central Florida boy police say was killed by his mother drowned and suffered blunt force trauma.


Deputies: Volusia mom stole pay from Marine son away at war

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Chad Barker said he spent six months in Afghanistan watching friends get shot and killed; the last thing he needed upon his return home was to find out someone was stealing from him.


South LA Mother Held On $1.5M In Drowning Death of Daughter

A South Los Angeles mother accused of deliberately drowning her daughters in a bathtub has been booked for murder.


Wayne County man sentenced to 14 years in prison for shaking infant daughter

A Piedmont, Mo., man pleaded guilty Tuesday to lesser assault charges and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for causing serious injuries to his then 3-month-old daughter by shaking her.


Mom accused of cutting baby's throat: 'I was possessed'

It happened last Saturday, three months after court documents show the woman told a pastor last October she thought she was possessed and might hurt the child.


Woman arrested for child abuse, torture

Police said Sara Rae Walters caused more than 60 injuries to the boy, including subdural hematoma, which is a collection of blood on the surface of the brain.


'He blew up the house and the kids'

A chilling 911 audio tape was released Tuesday about the explosion and fire at the home of Josh Powell, who killed his two young sons and committed suicide inside the home Sunday.


Mother Arrested After Leaving Baby With Homeless Couple

A mother now faces child endangerment charges after authorities say she left her 6-month-old baby with a homeless couple and then disappeared.


Virginia Parents Charged With Misdemeanor Because of Childrens' Excessive Tardiness at School

Amy Denicore, is responsible for getting the kids to school at Waterford Elementary, about a mile down the road.

They have been late to school 30 times this year.


Girl's Call For Help With Parent Brings SWAT, Arrest

A frightened girl's call for help brought a SWAT team to her Wilmerding neighborhood early Thursday morning, but the suspect -- her stepfather -- was already gone after allegedly putting a gun to her head and pistol-whipping her mother.


Affidavit: Mother Left Toddler To Die In Field

Deputies say a suicidal mother admitted burying her 2-year-old son under 4 feet of tumbleweeds and leaving him to die in an El Paso County field last weekend.


Father pleads guilty to child abuse resulting in death

A former Monument man accused in the murder of his 7-year-old daughter pleaded guilty to a lesser count Monday, a week after a judge cited what he called “stunningly sloppy police work” on the case.


Jailed mom allegedly had girl shoplift

The girl had a shopping list, and her mother allegedly told her to go into the store and get the items without paying for them.


Mother pimped out daughter, 14, police say

A Pasadena woman reportedly called herself a "monster" after she was accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter to become a prostitute at several apartment complexes in Harris County.


Mom sentenced to 8 years for 2009 abduction hoax

A Philadelphia-area woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for stealing $1 million, calling in a hoax carjacking and fleeing to Disney World with her young daughter.


Canandaigua mom accused of leaving toddler alone, driving drunk and assault

A Canandaigua woman was accused of leaving her infant home alone, driving drunk and assaulting a police officer early today.


Indiana woman gets 6 years for severely injuring son

A Lafayette woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for nearly suffocating her young son and leaving him with severe disabilities.


Detroit dad who shot teenage son in arm arraigned on 4 charges

Willie Williams was arraigned on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, second-degree child abuse, felonious assault and felony firearm.


Firefighters Find 6-Year-Old Home Alone in Bethesda

Fire officials say they have found a six-year-old girl home alone while responding to a report of smoke coming out of an apartment in Bethesda.


Cops: NM Mom Made Teen Take Wheel In DUI Stop

A New Mexico woman has been indicted after police said she made her daughter with special needs pretend to drive while she was being stopped on suspicion of drunken driving.


Mother Arrested After Kids Found Alone in Parking Lot

Two children under ten were found huddling in the bushes near a fast food restaurant, and now their mother faces neglect charges.


Parent Accused of Sealing Kids in With Drywall Sentenced

The Bristow couple accused of sealing their three young children in a room with drywall in March appeared in court Thursday.


Man pleads guilty to assault on 6-month-old baby

An examination showed 22 of the boy's 24 ribs were broken, and doctors also found bruising to the liver and lungs, together with trauma to the eyes, all consistent with child abuse.


Dad pleads guilty to throwing son overboard, sentenced to alcohol rehab

An Irvine man today admitted pitching his 7-year-old son from a boat in Newport Beach Harbor and was immediately ordered to complete six months in an alcohol treatment program and a one-year treatment program for child abusers, a prosecutor said.


Police: Infant shaken to death; Fort Benning soldier charged with murder

A Fort Benning soldier accused of shaking his 8-month-old son was charged with murder late Friday after the baby died at an Atlanta hospital, authorities said.


Carmela Dela Rosa Of Fairfax Sentenced To 35 Years In Death of Granddaughter Angelyn Ogdoc

Dela Rosa threw the two-year-old off a pedestrian walkway at Tysons Corner, in front of the girl's parents.


Arkansas woman stabbed granddaughter, killed self

Authorities in central Arkansas say a woman stabbed her 7-year-old granddaughter in the chest before lighting her home on fire this weekend in an apparent murder-suicide.


Man Charged For Leaving Children in Car at Frederick Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Police say the outside temperature was 24 degrees.


Phoenix mom accused of attacking kids on Christmas night

A Phoenix mother is accused of threatening to kill her two children with a butcher knife on Christmas evening, according to police.


Couple leaves child in car at casino

Two people were arrested on Saturday when Fort Gibson police found a child alone in a car outside of a casino.


Police Say Children Suffered Horrible Abuse

A young mother is behind bars after police say they found her two children were forced to stay in the bathtub, beaten and starved.


Woman indicted in granddaughter’s death

A Norman Park woman accused of drowning her 6-year-old granddaughter was indicted this week on murder charges in the June 20 incident.


Cops: Drunk mom was texting while driving

A city woman was highly intoxicated and texting behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that crashed Sunday while her three children were in the back seat, police said.


Starved 14-year-old was covered with lice, bedsores, says officer

Two minutes after a nurse said she left for the evening, noting her 14-year-old patient was in good health with stable vital signs, fed and resting comfortably, the teen’s mother was on the phone to 911 saying her daughter was in distress.


Abuse Charge Dismissed Against Krystal Lynn Woodson In Va. Heroin Baby Case

A Virginia woman who gave birth to a heroin-addicted baby has been convicted of a drug charge.


Mother allegedly takes children shoplifting

Three of the four juveniles with Guzman are her own children. The juveniles ages were 11, 13, 15 and 15.


A woman convicted last month of killing her neighbor in 2001 was sentenced to life in prison Monday

A jury found 45-year-old Tracey Richter-Roberts guilty of killing Dustin Wehde to quiet him in a convoluted plot to kill her husband.


Mom who shot kids, self was denied food stamps

A woman who police say shot her two kids and then killed herself during a standoff in a state welfare office has been identified as a former Ohio resident who moved to Texas this summer.


Autopsy confirms: Mom, not police bullets, killed her 4-yr.-old daughter

The Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed Tuesday afternoon that 4-Year-Old Malecia Hines was not shot by any of the bullets that police fired at her mother, but was killed by a combination of asphyxia and multiple stab wounds.


Mom charged in son's hand burning

A Round Rock mother was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to burn a tattoo off her 13-year-old son's left hand by placing it on a stovetop burner.


Yonkers dad drove drunk with 3-year-old daughter in car, troopers charge

Police said his blood-alcohol level was 0.23 percent, nearly three times the legal threshold of 0.08 percent for driving while intoxicated in New York state.


Mom accused of plotting attack on daughter to be held on $50K bond

According to investigators, Horne orchestrated a plot that involved two robbers holding her 14-year-old daughter at gunpoint at her father’s home in northwest Harris County on Friday.


Woman arrested, confesses to son's murder

She told police there was a struggle between the two involving a handgun. The handgun discharged and hit her son.


Mother charged in death of toddler

Prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old suburban St. Louis woman with murdering her 13-month-old son.


Woman charged with child neglect, leaves children alone with intoxicated man

She was babysitting two children when she let an intoxicated man into the home and then left him with the children, according to a Fort Walton Beach Police report.


Cops: Stripper hoped kids would help prevent arrest for lingerie theft

An Orlando woman was arrested Saturday on charges of theft and child cruelty after she was caught shoplifting lacy lingerie in the presence of her children, deputies said.


Parents accused of beating son with a belt, a stick and even a hammer

The parents of a 7-year-old boy were arrested Saturday morning after police say they beat him with a belt, a stick, and even a hammer.


Ahwatukee mother arrested in beating death of daughter, 3

A 23-year-old Ahwatukee woman was arrested Monday in connection with the beating death of her 3-year-old daughter.


State police: Woman intoxicated when dropping off child at school

A woman was arrested by state police at Wyoming on evidence of drunken driving when she dropped off a 10-year-old boy at school Thursday morning.


Man admits to throwing baby, told police he was frustrated

A man who admitted to threatening to kill his eight-month-old daughter and throwing her across the room was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening in the third degree.


McCrery pleads guilty to murdering son

A Texas mother pleaded guilty Friday to smothering her young son to death in a Hampton motel room during a premeditated murder-suicide scheme.


Cops charge father of severely beaten baby

A month after a Norwalk mother was arrested in what police characterized as a "horrific" beating of a 4-month-old baby girl, police arrested the father Thursday on child abuse charges.


Police catch man accused of abandoning baby in woods

Late Thursday morning, Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-year-old man accused of abandoning his 5-month-old daughter in the woods.


D.C. man pleads guilty to murdering wife in front of children

A D.C. man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering his wife in front of their children, a crime the woman had predicted weeks earlier when she pleaded with the court system for a restraining order, the U.S. attorney’s office in the District said.


Father Sentenced to 40 Years for Murder of Teen Found in Trash Can

Rodney McIntyre, who initially publicly criticized police for not finding his daughter’s killer, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while armed in July.


Cops: Boy Drove For Drinking Dad

For the second time this month, authorities have charged a father with allowing his 9-year-old child to be a designated driver.


Woman Killed Sons, Ex and Stepmom to Collect Insurance: Cops

A South Carolina woman who told cops her son murdered his brother, father and another family member before killing himself has been charged with committing all four slayings to collect insurance money.


Attorney: Sachse Mother Coached Son To Falsify Accusations Against Father

Friday, police say Karen Hayslett McCall shot and killed her only son, then herself, marking the end of a long, bitter custody battle with her husband.


Man Charged With Murder In 3-Month-Old Daughter’s Death

Police said Jayden suffered a fractured collarbone, four rib fractures, bleeding on the brain in two areas and retinal hemorrhages in both eyes. She also had suffered two rib fractures that had been healing.


Child Punishment Video Leads To Arrest

Authorities with the Orlando Police Department said the eight-minute video showed Devery Broox, 25, haphazardly shaving the young boy's head before apparently beating him off camera with a belt for not respecting his teacher.


Orange woman charged with leaving her two toddlers in parked car while in store

A 35-year-old Orange woman was charged Wednesday with leaving her two toddler children in her running car while police said she went into the Petco store at 1401 Boston Post Rd.


Grandmother guilty of throwing toddler off skywalk

A Northern Virginia grandmother was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for tossing her 2-year-old granddaughter from a sixth-level pedestrian bridge at the state’s largest shopping mall.


Texas mom to plead guilty in death of son in NH

A Texas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son in New Hampshire and disposing of his body in rural Maine will plead guilty to killing him, court officials said.


Grandmother Pleads Insanity for Tossing, Killing Granddaughter off Elevated Walkway at Tysons Corner

Prosecutors say a grandmother who killed her 2-year-old granddaughter by tossing her off an elevated walkway at Tysons Corner Center was motivated by hatred of her son-in-law for getting her daughter pregnant out of wedlock.


Parents Face Child Abuse Charges

Parents of a baby in Morgantown are now facing charges after drugs were found in that child's system.


Police: Woman used cocaine while breastfeeding

State police say that during May and June of this year, she used the drug during a period when she was actively breastfeeding an infant child.


Accused drunken driver with children in the car criminally charged

On Sunday, police said, Turner was driving 90 m.p.h. while nearly three times the legal limit to be considered drunken driving with her 7-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old friend in the car.


Deltona woman arrested after son assaulted with lunch tray

A 40-year-old Deltona woman is accused of assaulting her son with a plastic lunch tray after he refused to give up her laptop computer.


Father charged after son dies from eating pills

The father of a 16-month-old boy who died after eating over 40 Benadryl tablets now faces charges of manslaughter and criminal mistreatment.


19-year-old sentenced for molesting girl as father awaits trial for same crime

A Sanford teen convicted of molesting a 9-year-old girl was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday, records show, as his father awaits trial — accused of molesting the same girl.


Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids Alone In Miami Beach Alley

A West Palm Beach woman accused of leaving her two young children in an alley in Miami Beach made her first appearance before a judge on Wednesday.


Palm Coast woman faces DUI, child endangerment charges

A Palm Coast woman is accused of driving drunk with her 4- and 5-year-old children unrestrained in the backseat of her car.


Man charged with stabbing 1-year-old son to death

Charging documents state that responding officers followed a trail of blood from the bed where the boy was last seen to the basement, where the unresponsive boy was wrapped in a deflated air mattress.


Man Accused of Drowning Sons Held on Murder Charges

A Dallas man accused of drowning his two young sons Monday after abducting them while they were walking to school with their mother was being held on capital murder charges, authorities said.


Prosecutor says mom punished boy to get on TV

A woman put hot sauce in her adopted 7-year-old son's mouth not to punish the Russian boy for lying but to come up with sensational footage to get on the "Dr. Phil" self-help TV show, a prosecutor argued Monday.


Husband arrested in quadruple homicide of wife and three children

A Newport News man suspected in the deaths of his wife and her three children has been arrested in South Carolina.


Police: Man Shot 3-Year-Old Daughter, Himself

A Longmont man who had custody of his 3-year-old daughter for the weekend shot and killed her and then shot and killed himself, police said Monday.


Mom Who Killed Son Agonized Over School Costs

"School -- can't deal with school system," the letter began, Jensvold's sister, Susan Slaughter, told The Associated Press. And later: "Debt is bleeding me. Strangled by debt."


Police: Mom left baby alone in car, went to party

Child neglect charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey woman who allegedly left her 8-month-old baby alone in a car while she partied with a friend.


Charles County Man, Donald Twigg, Charged With Incest and Child Sexual Abuse

A Charles County man has been convicted of Incest and Child Sexual Abuse, according to Charles County Sheriff's Department.


Gloucester man pleads guilty to felony child abuse

The Gloucester man accused of causing serious brain damage to his infant child pleaded guilty Monday to one count of felony child abuse.


Sex charge reinstated against woman accused in death of stepdaughter, 2

A judge today reinstated criminal sexual conduct charges for a woman awaiting trial in the death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter.


D.C. man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing daughter

A D.C. man believed to have had sex with his teenage daughter shortly before he fatally stabbed her and stuffed her body in a trash can pleaded guilty to her murder Friday in D.C. Superior Court.


Woman sentenced to 1 to 15 years for attempting to kill daughters

Reggie Ann Peck was sentenced the morning of July 27 to 1 to 15 years in prison for drugging her children and trying to cut one of their wrists with a box cutter last summer.


Mother Arrested After Toddler Left in Car

A Spotsylvania County mother was arrested as an indirect result of her 13-year-old's potty mouth, reports


$50K bail for woman accused of trying to sell baby

A judge has set bail at $50,000 for a 36-year-old woman accused of trying to sell her 3-day-old baby at a Taco Bell restaurant in southwest Washington.


Montello man faces 20 years in death of infant son

A Montello man could be sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded to a homicide charge in the 2009 shaking death of his 6-month-old son.


Mom charged in North Versailles fire that killed her two boys

The mother of two young boys who died when a fire swept though their North Versailles apartment while they were home alone will be charged with two counts of homicide and other crimes, Allegheny County police said today.


South Burlington man charged with drunk driving while having kids in car

He was driving his children, ages 5 and 8, in the vehicle and he had a blood-alcohol content over three times the legal limit, police said.


Father sentenced to 18 years for child abuse

He said the pressures of life had gotten to him, and he had unintentionally taken his frustration out on his daughter. As an example, he described incidents when he slammed the baby onto her bed.


Kids Left In Hot Car While Parents In Divorce Court

Friday, Police arrested a Raleigh couple and charged them with with leaving their three sons inside a closed car, for more than an hour, according to WRAL-TV.


Neglectful Mother Sentenced in Child's Drowning

The mother of a 2-year-old boy who drowned has been sentenced to 24 to 60 months in prison for felony child neglect even though the District Attorney's Office was hoping for a 12 year sentence.


Mother Charged in Child's Death in Van Turns Herself in

A Prince William County mother whose son died after being left in the family's minivan for seven hours has been indicted.


Ex-PTA moms charged in Ponzi scheme worth millions

Three former local elementary school PTA members have been charged with running an alleged Ponzi scheme that bilked nearly 40 people out of millions of dollars.


Gilmer County Women Accused of Shocking Kids Back in Court

Police say the two used a homemade electrical shocking device to punish four kids between the ages of four and twelve.


Police: Infant scalded as parents argue

Authorities say a 3-week-old infant was scalded after being splashed with hot water that his parents were throwing at each other during an argument in their southern New Jersey apartment.


Dad pleads guilty to shooting wife in front of kids

A Henrico man pleaded guilty Wednesday to shooting his wife in front of the couple's three children earlier this year.


NM mother pleads guilty in child's death

An Albuquerque mother who pleaded guilty to charges that she fatally smothered her 8-month-old child has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.


Mother, two daughters stabbed by girls' father, Arundel authorities say

A mother and her two daughters were hospitalized Wednesday after being stabbed by the girls' father at their Crofton home, Anne Arundel County authorities said.


Malnourished Kids Lived in "Filthy" House: Cops

Five children were removed from a home in Middletown and police said they were malnourished, had not bathed in days and the house smelled of urine.


Woman crashes, arrested for driving drunk with 11 kids in her SUV

Five of the 11 children in the vehicle were taken to Children's Hospital to be treated for injuries.


Caged girl's father may claim insanity

The father of a girl who was found April 28 living in squalor in a makeshift cage will receive a psychological evaluation to determine whether he can claim insanity as grounds for a defense against murder and other felony charges levied against him.


Women Face Child Abandonment Charges after Leaving Kids Alone and Heading to the Boardwalk

Maryland State Police say two Wilmington women face charges after they allegedly left seven children in their care alone in a hotel while they spent the evening at Ocean City’s Boardwalk.


SUSSEX: Trial of father of slain teen opens with grisly images

On March 26, 2010, state police Detective Fred Chambers was searching a Milton-area property for a missing teenager when he spotted a waist-high pile of brush with a green tarp visible underneath the sticks and leaves.


Father Held Without Bond In Daughter Ebony Franklin's Stabbing Death

A District man accused of murdering his own teenage daughter made his first appearance in DC Superior Court Monday afternoon. Rodney McIntyre is now charged with stabbing 17-year-old Ebony Franklin, then stuffing her body in a D.C. dumpster.


Harford Co. man pleads guilty to killing 14-month-old daughter

A 26-year-old Harford County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he admitted to killing his 14-month-old daughter in June.


Mother charged with choking, threatening child

Two siblings have been removed from the care of their mother after she allegedly choked her daughter and then retrieved an extension cord while threatening to kill her.


Harford Co. man pleads guilty to killing 14-month-old daughter

A 26-year-old Harford County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday after he admitted to killing his 14-month-old daughter in June.


Chesterfield woman charged with brandishing gun at bus stop

A Chesterfield County mother was arrested Monday and charged with brandishing a gun at her daughter’s school bus stop, police said.


Mother charged with assaulting 3 children in Del.

A 42-year-old Delaware mother is charged with child abuse after striking her 9-year-old boy with an extension cord because he took a check from her checkbook to buy a book at a school book fair.


Deputies find body of young child buried near home of couple accused of child abuse

It looked like a fairly tranquil scene on a sunny Friday afternoon -- a blue-and-white single-wide mobile home with an American flag on the porch. The grass surrounding it was neatly trimmed with pink spring flowers in bloom.


Chalmette woman charged with attempted murder of her daughters

Sandra Lightell, 36, was arrested at her home on Charles Drive, according to sheriff’s office, for making threats to smother the children and placing her six-year-old and 10-year-old daughters in choke holds.


Mom Drives Minivan Packed With Children Into Hudson River, 4 Dead

Police in Newburgh, New York say a mother distraught over a domestic dispute drove her minivan into the Hudson River Tuesday night with her four children inside.


Amherst County mother sentenced to six years

An Amherst County mother is going to spend six years in prison after she waited too long to take her burned baby to the hospital.


Cops: Girl Deliberately Abused In Custody Dispute

According to a police affidavit, she admitted using a jagged fingernail to injure her daughter in 2009. But at the time, she accused the child's father of committing the sexual abuse.


Antioch couple to be sent to prison for Contra Costa's "worst child sexual abuse case"

An Antioch man will spend the rest of his life in prison, and his wife will spend more than a decade behind bars, for sex crimes against six female relatives in what prosecutors call the most horrific child sexual abuse case in Contra Costa County history.


Woman arrested for DWI has son in car

An alleged drunk driving incident led to a trip to the hospital when a woman fell over at the Darien Police Department and knocked herself out.


Texas dad gets death for stomping baby son dead

A Southeast Texas man is going to death row — sent there by a Galveston County jury that convicted him of sexually assaulting his 3-month-old son before stomping him to death in 2008.


Parents Charged With Child Abuse In Bristow

Police say officers learned that ... had placed their three children -- a 4-month-old, a 2-year-old and 4-year-old -- into a bedroom without clothing and nailed drywall about 5 feet high in front of the doorway.


Police: Parents took kids to drug deal

Colerain police say Brian and Melissa Bowers of Independence, Ky. took their 1-year-old and 5-year-old to a drug deal Monday in the 2500 block of Galbraith Road.


Cops: Mom left baby, 2 tots home alone

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office booked a River Ridge woman with child desertion after a deputy determined she had left three children, including a 5-month-old baby, home alone.


Santa Rosa mom faces DUI charge in SUV crash with kids

Twenty-three-year-old Christian Galvan and two of her children were ejected from the vehicle.


Grandma Gets 7 Years For Abusing Granddaughter

Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Garrett announced today Laura Jewell, 49, Louisa, was sentenced for malicious wounding and child neglect of a minor.


Cop: Grandmother, Carmela Dela Rosa, Admitted Tossing Her Granddaughter To Death

Carmela Dela Rosa's lawyer says she has been seeing a psychologist for ten years.


Miami man planned to set himself on fire with son, dead daughter in pickup truck, report says

The adoptive father of a Miami boy found doused in chemicals by the side of Interstate 95 Monday told police he drove to West Palm Beach with his son and dead daughter with plans to set himself on fire, according to a West Palm Beach arrest report.


Mom pleads no contest to faking son's cancer

A former Roseville woman pleaded no contest this morning to allegations she duped people into thinking her son had cancer to obtain thousands of dollars in donations.


Woman uses child to steal copper wire

An employee at the Home Depot at US-41 & Six Mile Cypress said he saw Amber Jones, 26, tuck four rolls of wire under a baby blanket next to the child, who was in a car seat.


Mom kills teen son, daughter

The wife of a military officer shot and killed her son on the way to soccer practice, then drove to their upscale home and shot her daughter in the head while she studied at her computer, police said Friday. Afterward, the woman told detectives she killed the teens for being "mouthy."


Henrico Mother Charged With Burning Daughters

A Henrico County mother is under arrest, charged with burning her 16-year-old twin daughters with a hot iron as punishment.


Mother found guilty of killing her toddler

The mother of a 17-month-old toddler who died in March 2010 was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder for standing by and watching as her boyfriend physically abused her children.


Vt. grandmother charged with underfeeding child

A 46-year-old Vermont woman is facing charges she didn't give her 1-year-old grandchild enough to eat.


DC Woman Convicted Of Killing Daughter

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 33-year-old Carlese Hall has been convicted felony murder, arson and other charges.


Feds: Livingston man posed his sons for porn

A 52-year-old Livingston County man is in federal custody on charges he produced and shared pornographic photos of his three minor sons on the Internet, posing the boys in a sexually explicit manner during video chat sessions on Skype, the Department of Homeland Security announced today.


Parents of toddler arrested in Kohl's theft

Holiday shopping at Kohl's led to the arrest Thursday of a West Palm Beach couple accused of hiding merchandise in a child's stroller.


Warren police: Father choked son after 'devil told him' to kill toddler

Police say the stepfather of a 3-year-old boy is jailed on allegations he attempted to choke the toddler to death because the "devil told him to kill him.


UPDATE: Grandfather accused of child abuse pleads guilty

One of the grandparents accused of abusing their 8-year-old granddaughter appeared in a Louisa County court Monday.


Newport News woman charged with killing 7-year-old son

A Newport News woman is charged with murdering her disabled 7-year-old son, accused of neglecting him to the point of malnourishment and severe dehydration.


Cops: Grandma threw child to her death at Va. mall

A Virginia grandmother threw her 2½-year-old granddaughter several stories to her death from a walkway at a shopping mall after a family outing, police said Tuesday.


Judge rejects plea deal for man accused of throwing toddler from bridge

Attorneys for Stephen Todd Nelson, who's accused of killing his 3-year-old son in February 2008 by tossing the boy off the Key Bridge, are expected to continue plea discussions Tuesday morning after a Baltimore judge rejected the initial deal struck with prosecutors.


Cops: Drunk mom left kids home alone

A 33-year-old Noblesville mother is behind bars after police say she was drunk in public while her three children were home alone.


HPD: Man beat 5-month-old daughter to death because she wouldn't stop crying

An autopsy conducted by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined the cause of death to be severe blunt force trauma to the abdomen.


Mother faces new charges after death of 3-year-old

A woman charged in the beating death of her 3-year-old son now faces a first-degree murder charge.


Woman who pleaded guilty in son's death is resentenced

Joshua Watson would have been 6 years old on Dec. 1 if he'd survived the beatings that began soon after he was born. But he never even made it to his first birthday.


Baby Girl In Critical Condition; Parents Arrested

A nine-month-old girl is fighting for her life after suffering severe head trauma at her Vacaville home Saturday morning, according to authorities.


Father Accused of Driving Drunk with Baby in Car, Hitting Pedestrian, Taking-Off

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a man is accused of driving drunk with his seven month old child in the car, causing an accident involving a pedestrian, then suddenly leaving the scene of the crash.


Grandmother pleads guilty in Louisa child neglect case

A big decision in Louisa County today in the case against a grandmother accused of torturing her 8-year-old granddaughter.


Woman Charged with Trying to Sell Grandson

A Holly Hill woman has been arrested on charges of trying to sell her own 8-week-old grandson, authorities said on Friday.


Father rams car into home, kills daughter

A 10-day-old girl and her teenage mother were killed when the baby's father drove a truck into a home in Boyle Heights on Sunday.


NJ mom gets 7-year prison term in infant's death

The infant's body was found in a plastic bag in the bathroom of Posner's home.


Mother Forces Daughter, Friends to Exit Car on I-5

A woman accused of forcing her daughter and three teenage friends out of her car on Interstate 5 at Federal Way has been charged with child abandonment.


2-Month-Old Boy Critically Beaten

A 2-month-old boy is in the hospital after his father critically beat him, police said.


Man gets life for daughter's death by abuse in Chesapeake

A Circuit Court judge today sentenced Joshua S. Sawyer to life in prison for the abuse and neglect murder of his 5-year-old daughter, Carly, who was beaten, starved and tied up some nights in a box.


Fairfield Mother Accused Of Killing Twins In Court

Investigators say McCarrick stabbed the girls multiple times before trying to take her own life and set her apartment on fire.


Md. dad charged in child's death

Baltimore City Police say they have charged a 20-year old father in the choking death of his 6-month-old daughter.


10 years for beating baby

A 19-year-old Hilo man who caused severe brain damage to his infant son last year was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.


Harper Woods mom charged in death of 8-month-old son

A Harper Woods woman accused of throwing her 8-month-old baby against the floor and causing his death was charged with first-degree child abuse in 37th District Court this afternoon, with a possible murder charge to follow.


Mom charged with drugging kids heads to court

After refusing to unlock the car, police say Peck cut one child's wrist and begged police to shoot her.


Police: Parent made bomb threats to school

Authorities in southern New Jersey say the parent of a high school student is responsible for two recent bomb threats at the school.


Bond denied for woman accused of trying to kill newborn

A woman accused of trying to kill her newborn baby told a police investigator that she didn't know she was pregnant when she delivered the baby girl in her bathroom Sept. 23, the detective testified Monday.


Baby found with broken ribs

A six week old baby boy is recovering from serious injuries, including several broken ribs, allegedly at the hands of his father.


Hampton mother charged with attempted murder of newborn

A Hampton woman who allegedly abandoned her newborn daughter in the woods near her home Friday has been charged with attempted murder.


Police Find Girl Murdered in Ventura Apartment; Mom Arrested

Ventura police responded to a violent fight between a man and a woman Monday only to find a dead girl inside an apartment.


Smithfield mother arrested after accidentally suffocating her 4-month-old

Witnesses gave officers statements that show Thompson had been drinking heavily on Saturday before she was found passed out on a couch laying over Lukas.


Frederick Man Charged With Trying To Suffocate 19-Month-Old Son

Police say they were called to a home on Fairfield Drive about 5:30 p.m. Friday and found 33-year-old Alton Ambush of Gas House Pike attempting to suffocate his son.


Mom Arrested After Children Found Bound In Bedroom

Officers arrived and found two, 2-year-olds with their hands and feet bound in two in separate bedrooms.


Newborn baby found in Manila airport garbage bag

Authorities at Manila's airport found a newborn baby in a garbage bag that was apparently unloaded from an airplane that landed Sunday from the Middle East, officials said.


Fulton Co. Man Sentenced for Pimping Stepdaughter

A Fulton County judge sentenced a 49-year-old Georgia man to life in prison after he was convicted of molesting his stepdaughter and prostituting her at parties in his home.


Mother arrested in deaths of two children in Layton

Police discovered the bodies of James Warhola, 8, and his sister Jean Warhola, 7, Wednesday afternoon in the boy's bedroom, which had been barricaded by a bed pushed up against the door. Their mother, Sun Cha Warhola, 44, who was also in the room, was later arrested for investigation of two counts of aggravated murder ...


Dad may face stiffer charges after boy shaken in '08 dies

A South Side father who allegedly tried to kill his baby boy two years ago by violently shaking him could face upgraded charges after the boy succumbed this weekend to his injuries.


Dead tot's family had history with DYFS

In court, officials said Welles had a significant family history of involvement with DYFS that included about 1,000 pages of records. The Burlington County Times has learned that the history includes an allegation of abuse just five weeks before Collins' Sept. 11, 2009, death.


Woman "addicted" to abusing stepson to serve 18-years

After her arrest in November 2008, Kunz told detectives she hit her stepson, tripped him, and knocked him unconscious. She went as far as to say she was "addicted to abusing him" and that she "liked to see him cry."


Police: Mom Used Child To Shoplift

A New Britain mother is accused of using her 7-year-old child to help her carry stolen items from a store at the Westfarms Mall.


Police: Mom takes teens on shoplifting spree at Friendswood H-E-B

A mother and her teenage children were facing charges Wednesday after police say they stole $700 worth of food, alcohol and toys from a Friendswood H-E-B.


S.C. mother confessed to killing sons before sinking car

A South Carolina mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities said she confessed to suffocating the two toddlers and then faking the accident.


Woman charged with attempted first-degree murder after baby is tossed from window

A 21-year-old woman was charged Monday with attempted first-degree murder after Baltimore County police reported that she threw her newborn baby out of a second-story window.


Sacto Teen Chained To Table; Parents Arrested

A Sacramento father and stepmother were arrested for allegedly chaining the man's teenage son to a kitchen table and physically abusing him for two days before the boy managed to escape.


Baltimore County mother throws baby out of bathroom window

Rebecca Himes of the 100 block of Virginia Ave. gave birth to a baby in the bathroom of her home Thursday, placed the baby into a plastic bag and threw the bag out the window into some bushes ...


Police: Woman killed daughter, 13, tried suicide

Police say a southeastern Michigan woman killed her disabled 13-year-old daughter with an overdose of prescription drugs, then tried to kill herself.


Ocoee man charged with shooting son in head

Authorities said Rafael Rodriguez was extremely intoxicated when he tried to shoot his wife and later shot his son during an argument Saturday.


Dad faces DUI charges in crash that killed son

A 31-year-old East St. Louis man who was driving in a crash that killed his 4-year-old son was charged Wednesday with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.


Dad Kills Son, Self

A father shot his 3-year-old son twice, killing him, before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life at a house at 200 Ridgeland Drive, Toronto, early Friday, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.


Louisa Couple Charged In Abuse Of Grandchild

A Louisa county couple is under arrest, charged with beating and abusing their 8-year-old granddaughter.


Woman arrested in NH after chase with child in car

A 36-year-old woman is due in court to answer charges she stole purses from customers at stores in Salem, N.H., and then led police on a vehicle chase with her 12-year-old daughter in the car.


Twin mothers arrested; accused of leaving children home alone in filth

Twin sisters have been arrested, each accused of leaving their children alone in filth at an apartment in Richmond County.


Police: Granddaughter Used For Walmart Shoplifting Scheme

Police in Fayette County said a grandmother used her granddaughter to help her shoplift from a Walmart, then left her at the store.


Parents Arrested for Endangering Children

A father and mother have been arrested for child endangerment after leaving their three young children in a locked car.


Man accused of killing his 4 children is found competent to stand trial

Judge James Shake ruled that Said Biyad can be tried for the October 2006 stabbing deaths of his four children and the rape and attempted murder of his wife.


Deputies: Mom Left 4 Kids Without Enough Food

A Central Florida mother has been arrested and charged with child neglect after she left her 13-year-old daughter to care for her three young sisters for two days without enough food in the house, deputies say.


Woman indicted for killing infant son

A mother accused of killing her infant son is in Lenoir County Jail after being indicted on first degree murder and felony child abuse charges.


Mother convicted for dumping newborn in trash can

A jury has convicted and sentenced to prison a woman who hid her pregnancy and dumped her newborn son in a trash can.


Mother charged with leaving child in storage room at theater

A mother who couldn’t find a babysitter left her 2-year-old child in a storage closet while she worked her shift at a movie theater.


Cops: Dad told daughter to steal flowers from graves

The Yakima County sheriff's office says a man told his 9-year-old daughter to take flowers from graves at West Hills Cemetery on Memorial Day.


Henrico Mom Accused Of Shoplifting With Children

A Henrico County woman is under arrest, charged with using three of her young relatives to help shoplift from an East End store.


Two Arrested for Child Neglect

Sarah Grogg, 24, is charged with three counts of child neglect. Police say Grogg didn't get medical treatment for her three year-old daughter for a wound on her tongue and a high temperature.


Preble County Parents Arrested

Officers found two children living in filthy conditions, surrounded by heroin and needles.


Father charged in fatal beating of 5-year-old

Five-year-old Leon Walker spent his final hours with his hands bound together with an electric cord, squirming to avoid more blows from a belt, begging to be untied.


Mother Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Daughter

A Burlington woman accused of sexually assaulting her daughter and letting others do the same was found guilty of the crime Tuesday.


Mother charged with suffocating newborn

The mother of a newborn baby told investigators she suffocated the child and took it to a wooded area near her mother's Panhandle home because she didn't want to burden her family.


Dad in Fla., boy alone in squalor, charge says

A Fort Wayne man faces a felony charge after he locked his son in the basement of their home and forced the child to urinate in a cup, according to Allen Superior Court records filed Monday.


Dad Hits 2-Year-Old Daughter Over Pringles

Jefferson County authorities have arrested a man they say slapped his two-year old daughter when she ate some of his Pringles.


Man Gets Life in Prison for Beating Daughter

A Gilchrist County man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his 4-year-old daughter to death.


Arnold woman, 27, charged with murder of infant son

An Arnold woman has been indicted in Garrett County on murder and abuse charges in the death of her newborn son.


Police: Woman dumped baby in trash, went to party

Detectives are investigating whether an abandoned newborn was alive when her mother allegedly dumped her in a trash bin and headed back to a party in Redondo Beach.


Mother of 2 charged after leaving children home alone

A Salisbury mother of two was charged by police after taking a handgun from her home and leaving her children unattended, according to court records.


Shippensburg couple get jail terms for endangering their daughter

A Cumberland County judge this afternoon sent a Shippensburg couple to county prison for endangering their 4-year-old daughter, who police said was found living in a filthy apartment last summer.


Dad sentenced in toddler's murder

Horace Johnson was sentenced Monday afternoon to 30 years in prison for his role in the death of his 2-year-old son, Cortez Johnson.


Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids Home Alone For 14 Hours

One of the children was an 18-month-old; the other was only three-years-old.


Woman charged with child neglect, drug offenses

A Maryville woman is in jail after she allegedly left her toddler alone in a vehicle and officers subsequently found drugs in her car and purse.


Mother gets jail time for stabbing infant

Kendra Christian, a Buffalo business school student, today was sentenced to up to a year in jail for intentionally stabbing her infant daughter in a hospital room nearly two years ago.


Pregnant mother charged in killing of 1-year-old

Authorities say a Hinds County woman who's eight months pregnant has been charged murder in the death of her 1-year-old daughter.


Police: San Antonio woman admitted killing 2 sons

A 22-year-old San Antonio woman is jailed today on charges that she stabbed her two young sons to death.


Mother arrested after baby is found in trash can

Phoenix police announced Thursday they have arrested the mother of a dead newborn found in a trash can early Monday.


Mom Sentenced In "Worst Case" Of Child Abuse Judge Has Seen

A North Side mother has been sentenced to six to 12 years in jail for what an Allegheny Judge called the "worst case" of child abuse he has ever seen.


Grandmother charged with drugging baby

A Jefferson City woman has been charged with drugging her granddaughter; hoping that the baby's divorcing parents would get back together if they had a sick child.