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Mom Charged With Drowning 5-Month-Old Daughter

A South Side woman was charged Tuesday night with murder in the April 4 death of her 5-month-old child that she allegedly admitted to drowning in a bathtub because being a mother was disrupting her social life.


Father convicted of assaulting month-old son

An Orange County father has been convicted of sexually and physically assaulting his month-old son, who suffered broken bones, penetration injuries and more than 30 bite marks.


Ohio woman pleads guilty in fire that killed her children

Heather Silverman, who had initially pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, entered her pleas Wednesday to two counts of murder and three counts of aggravated arson.


Child Abuse Case 'Horrendous,' Police Chief Says

The parents of a 4-month-old baby girl have been charged with felony child abuse after, Roanoake Rapids police say, as many as 40 bones in the child's body were broken.


Man Charged After His Infant Twins Killed

Authorities said the infants were found dead under David Yates' bed Sunday.


Mom Of 2 Sets Of Triplets Admits To Writing Bad Checks

A woman who gained fame as the mother of two sets of triplets has pleaded guilty to writing three bad checks totaling $2,650.


Police: 14-Year-Old Left Alone In Home With Floors Covered In Feces

A Sanford woman was arrested after a 14-year-old girl was found living alone at a home with floors covered in animal feces, spoiled food and drug pipes, police said.


Cops: Vermont Woman Drowns Self, Child, 6; Search for Child, 2

A woman apparently intent on suicide waded into a brook carrying her 6-year-old daughter and purposely eluded the grasp of a police officer attempting to rescue her before being swept downstream, police said Sunday.


Police: Mom Stole 5-Year-Old's Identity

A New Carlisle woman is accused of stealing her 5-year-old daughter's identity and using it multiple times.


Mom Accused Of Giving Meth To Baby Is Charged

Katriece Trujillo, 28, is charged with one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, a felony.


Police: DUI Suspect Leaves Crash Scene, Injured Daughter

A woman who caused a crash that injured five people, including her daughter, left the scene and the young girl behind, according to police in Brevard County.


Md. Father Charged In Murders Of 3 Kids

Mark Castillo, 41, of Rockville confessed to drowning his three kids inside a hotel bathroom at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, CBS station WJZ-TV in Baltimore reports.


Judge determines Lisenbees neglected, abused their children

A judge Wednesday found that former Beardstown police officer Shane Lisenbee and his wife neglected their three children and abused two of them.


DeLand woman leaves baby in car, waits for takeout, drinks beer

A DeLand woman faces a charge of child neglect, accused of leaving her 6-month-old son in a parked car Tuesday night while she went inside a downtown restaurant and drank a beer while waiting for a takeout order of food.


Dad found guilty of putting baby in microwave

A young Texas father has been found guilty of badly injuring his infant daughter by putting her in a microwave.


Judge Criticizes Quets' Custody Action

A judge has ordered a birth mother who kidnapped twins from their adoptive parents to pay the couple's legal fees, saying the woman pursued flimsy claims against the couple in court.


Police file new charges in Middleborough child abuse case

Police this afternoon arrested the mother of a 7-year-old boy whose genitals were allegedly burned with cigarettes.


California man charged with killing toddler son with screwdriver, attacking boy's mom with ax

Authorities in Sacramento, Calif., have charged a man with murdering his 2-year-old son with a screwdriver and trying to kill the boy's mother with an ax.


Stepfather guilty in abused child's death

A jury convicted a man of manslaughter Tuesday in the death of his 7-year-old stepdaughter after a trial that detailed years of horrific abuse and cast a spotlight on the city's troubled child welfare agency.


Mother, Boyfriend Charged in Baby's Death

The couple from the Hazleton area was charged this morning in the death of Xavier Simmons. The three-month-old child died in January from what a county coroner called a case of shaken baby syndrome.


Father tried for manslaughter in pit bull killing of 7-year-old son

Zachary King Sr. kept a pit bull named Face as a "wild animal being confined in this basement in the worst of conditions," Assistant Hennepin County Amy Sweasy told a judge today.


Man jailed for killing daughter over broken Xbox

Prosecutors said Tyrone Spellman, 27, killed Alayiah Turman in September 2006 with at least five blows to the head when she pulled down his Xbox console. The force of the blows cracked the toddler's skull several times.


Man arrested for negligence toward his family

A Niceville man was arrested after police found him to be “culpably negligent” toward his family.


Police: Dad Forced Girl To Kill Pet Cat

A man was jailed Thursday on charges that he forced his 7-year-old daughter to kill the family cat by holding a knife in her hand and making her stab the pet.


Moms allegedly brawl at Chuck E. Cheese

A child's birthday party at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant was cut short after a fight broke out between two mothers.


Nebraska Mom Taught 4-Year-Old Lesson in Marijuana, Police Say

Police say a 4-year-old girl demonstrated to them how to smoke marijuana from a joint, a pipe and a bong - and learned the techniques from her mother.


Girl, 12, Says She Watched Dad Mutilate Mom, Was Forced to Help Dump Body

A 12-year-old girl told police her father, James Hawkins, forced her to help dump her mother's body in DeSoto County in Tennessee.


Mom faces trial in deaths of four girls

A woman found in her home with the decomposing bodies of her four daughters will stand trial on four counts of murder, a judge ruled Monday.


Mother of girl who died charged with felony neglect

Twenty-seven-year-old Krystal A. Pollitt had an initial court hearing on Friday and was being held in the Henry County Jail under a $50,000 bond. Her live-in boyfriend, 29-year-old Jeremiah A. Hoots, has been charged with a felony count of battery in connection with the death of Kaitlynne Jennings.


Cops: Waterford couple abused disabled teen

A Suncrest Drive woman and her boyfriend forced her 18-year-old, developmentally disabled daughter to sit outside in the frigid cold, police said.


Dad Gets 70 Years For Stabbing Kids, Wife

A Colorado Springs man is being ordered to spend 70 years in prison for trying to kill his then-4-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter in a bloody knife attack.


Son Says Police Officer Father Hit Him With Fan Belt

The officer has been charged with four counts of felony child abuse for the January incident.


Drunk Driver Buckled Up Beer, but Not Baby

A Florida woman arrested on drunk-driving charges on Super Bowl Sunday, allegedly buckled up her case of beer in the front seat, but left a 1-year-old girl in the backseat without one, police told


Police: Kids Doused With Accelerant, Set On Fire

A woman arrested on suspicion of killing her baby daughter in a fire doused her five children with accelerant before setting them on fire, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.


Man Accused of Doping Daughter, 9, So He Could See Mistress

A man accused of drugging his 9-year-old daughter with cold medicine so he could meet his mistress has pleaded guilty to endangerment for leaving the girl and her younger sister alone at night.


Couple Arrested After Tests Find Booze In 11-Month-Old

A Muncie woman and her fiancee face neglect charges as authorities said tests showed the woman's 11-month-old son had alcohol in his system after passing out.


Mother Arrested In Urine-Drinking Case

The mother of an 8-year-old girl has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of child abuse in connection with a case involving a man accused of drinking her daughter's urine.


Boy dies; mother arrested

A 2-week-old boy is dead and his twin brother hospitalized after their mother attempted to drown both of them in a north side home Friday, police said.


Parents, ex-cop are jailed after girl, 11, reports sexual abuse

A former part-time police officer and the parents of an 11-year-old Wichita girl are in jail and facing criminal charges after the girl reported that she had been sexually abused, police said Friday.


Mom, Boyfriend Accused Of Attempted Murder Of 4-Year-Old

A mother and her boyfriend who had claimed that their 4-year-old girl slipped on ice and fell was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.


Couple arrested in severe child-abuse case

Salt Lake County investigators are calling it one of the worst cases of child abuse they've ever seen.


Mother charged with killing six-month-old daughter

Authorities say they have charged an 18-year-old mother with killing her infant daughter after an autopsy found the child had been stepped on, choked and slapped.


Staten Island Dad Pleads Guilty in Fatal Beating, Sex Assault of Baby

A Staten Island man faces prison after admitting that he fatally beat and sexually abused his 2-month-old son last year.


Police: Dad threw 4 children off bridge

A day after reporting his four young children were missing, a shrimp fisherman broke down and confessed that he threw them off an 80-foot-high bridge to their deaths, authorities said Wednesday.


When boy said 'shoot me,' dad did, police say

The boy ended up in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull behind his ear.


Slain Teen Girls' Brother Begs for Suspect Father to Turn Himself In

As the family of two teenage Texas girls allegedly shot by their father and left to die in his taxi prepared to bury them, their brother issued a plea to his father.


Hannah Montana Essay Scandal

The mother had told company officials that the girl's father died in a roadside bombing in April. But the Pentagon had no record of the soldier she identified.


Deputy Sheriff Target of Investigation

Jeffrey Morris and his wife, Tawni Morris, are accused of leaving their eight-year old son home alone.


Police: Wife, mother of two murdered by husband

Two children were at home when their father stabbed their mother to death early Monday morning, according to Ozark officials.


Father charged in rape and murder of 8-day-old daughter

A 21-year-old Lincoln Park man faces rape and murder charges in the death of his 8-day-old daughter.


Mom charged after leaving son at mall

A southwest suburban mom is facing child endangerment charges after, police say, she left her 6-year-old son at the Westfield Chicago Ridge mall.


Trial begins for couple accused of starving child

The trial began Monday for a couple charged with intentionally starving a four-year-old boy.


Pa. woman pleads guilty in newborn daughter's death

A Cambria County woman who hid her pregnancy from her husband and family has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her newborn daughter who was found dead in plastic bags in her parents' home.


Mom Sentenced For Putting Toddler In Trash Bin

A central mother has been sentenced to nine years in prison for leaving her 2-year-old son in a metal trash bin on a hot summer day last year.


Man charged with reckless endangerment of toddler

A Fairbanks man has been charged with reckless endangerment after witnesses say he left a toddler unattended in a vehicle that drove into a ditch.


Murder Indictments in 'Baby Grace' Case

A couple accused of beating their toddler to death, tucking her body in a plastic box and dumping it in Galveston Bay were indicted Wednesday on charges of capital murder.


Marysville man accused of giving baby daughter OxyContin

The 9-week-old girl was rushed to a hospital last week and is expected to recover. She and two other children, who had evidence of broken bones, were taken from the Marysville home and are now in custody of Child Protective Services.


Man Allegedly Leaves Baby to Rob Store

Deputies said a man left his three-month-old baby home alone for six hours while he robbed a grocery store.


Deputies: Mom Left Baby To Go Drinking

An Anderson County mother is charged with neglect of a minor after deputies said she went barhopping and left her 19-month-old baby alone.


Prosecutors charge man who left kids in car outside strip club

Cardrico Nash was arrested after a 3-month-old and a 4-, 6- and 7-year-old were found sleeping alone inside the car outside the strip club on November 28th.


Mother Left Kids By Themselves, Police Say

Melissa Stephens, 27, was charged with three counts of child endangering, after police said she left her 1-year-old and 2-year-old alone in their home.


Father charged with sexual assault, murder of baby

Prosecutors charged a Lincoln Park man today in the death and sexual assault of his 8-day-old daughter, who died from massive bleeding and blood poisoning after the attack.


Police: Child Found Tied Up In Closet

Authorities in north Georgia arrested a woman and her boyfriend on child cruelty charges after the woman's 9-year-old son was found bound and gagged with duct tape in a closet.


Aunt charged in stabbing of boy, 14, in Lauderhill home

A Lauderhill woman was charged Saturday with attempted first-degree murder, accused of partially blinding her autistic nephew with a military-style knife as the boy's grandmother looked on, then leaving him to bleed overnight, authorities said.


Mother's lawyer: Child killed for failing to say 'please'

According to court documents, Trenor, 19, told police she and her husband killed the girl in July and hid her body in a shed before dumping it in the bay.


Mom Admits To Setting Fires While Family Sleeps

Nancy Jean Jewett, 48, faces from 32 to 64 years in prison for trying to set five fires in her home back in April, said Pam Russell of the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.


Woman Accused Of Sickening Daughter For Sympathy

A woman accused of making her 4-year-old daughter sick to draw sympathy for herself has been ordered held on $75,000 bail at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.


2 Baker County women accused of cruelty toward 7-year-old boy

Two north Florida women were charged with felony cruelty toward a child after an emaciated, abused 7-year-old boy in their care was found bleeding and begging for food at a resort in Kissimmee.


No charges in Glendale Heights burning

Police allege Kaushik Patel, 34, doused his sons, Vishv and Om, ages 7 and 4, with gasoline and set them on fire at their Glendale Heights home.


Winter Springs police arrest father in baby's death

Winter Springs police today reported they arrested a 21-year-old father, accused of shaking his 2 ½-month-old daughter to death.


Man Charged in Kids' Dog-Collar Shock, Rape

A grand jury will decide in early December whether to indict a Tennessee man on charges that he raped two of his daughters and forced them to wear an electric-shock dog collar. His wife may also face trial for failing to intervene.


Father arrested in 12-year-old daughter's death

Phoenix police arrested a father after they say his girlfriend tortured his two little girls, killing one of them.


Man admits to investigators that he helped rape and murder his stepdaughter

David Spears and his friend Chris Collings are charged with first-degree murder and two counts of rape.


Mother charged with assault of 13-year-old

A Wisconsin woman, a former teacher, is charged with sexual assault after allegedly having an affair with her daughter's 13-year-old former boyfriend.


Police say mom had unnecessary medical procedures performed on her infant

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested in a bizarre case of child abuse.


Man charged with murder after daughter dies in car crash

An accident reconstruction team said the driver was traveling 86 to 87 miles per hour, and witnesses say it looked like he was going 100.


Former Highmore police chief arrested

Ken Huber, 41, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for shooting his wife once in the head with a .40-caliber pistol on Oct. 28 in their Highmore home while her 11-year-old daughter slept next to her.


S.C. Mother Who Claimed Carjacker Killed Her Son Charged With His Murder

The mother of a 7-year-old boy who claimed a carjacker killed her son was arrested Monday and charged with murder in her son's death, Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis said.


Former teacher denied bail on child cruelty charges

Attorneys for former Lafayette teacher Charni Dodson and her sister are weighing their options.


Tot Dies in Hot Car Outside Arizona Eatery

A woman who found her 1-year-old son dead in her hot, stuffy car after she worked her seven-hour shift as a Hooters waitress has been arrested, police said Wednesday.


Woman arrested after 6 kids found alone in unheated home

A Shreveport woman was booked on felony child neglect charges after a police officer found her six children, ranging in age from 1 to 10, unattended in a home without running water, heat or food.


Fla. mother accused of forcefully piercing daughter's genitalia

A 39--year--old woman forcefully had her 13--year--old daughter's genitalia pierced to make it uncomfortable for her to have sex, the girl told jurors in her mother's child abuse trial.


Fugitive Arraigned After Return to US

A man accused of raping his daughter and posting videos of the abuse online was arraigned Friday after returning to the United States from Hong Kong.


N.C. mother jailed on murder charge

When investigators found the remains of Harmony Jade Creech's body this weekend, she was hidden inside a diaper box in the attic of the family's house, Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins said.


2 Women Accused of Horrific Child Abuse in Custody

Two children are in protective custody Thursday after police say they were severely abused by their mother and another woman.


Father arrested in infant death

A Santa Fe man is in police custody today after his baby was found dead in a Santa Fe motel room. Paramedics last night received a 911 call of an unresponsive baby at a Motel 6, they raced over and tried to revive the baby boy but it was too late.


Mom Of 2 Slain; Dad Charged

A 28-year-old father was in Lynn District Court Wednesday, charged with the stabbing death of the mother his two children.


Mom Charged with Using Cattle Prod on Daughter

A Kansas woman is charged with repeatedly using a cattle prod to discipline her 15-year-old daughter.


Man charged with sexually abusing stepchildren

An Annapolis man was charged yesterday with sexually abusing his two stepsons over the past year in their Stevensville home, state police said.


Mom gets probation for stealing dead son's life insurance money

A northwest Indiana woman has been sentenced to eight years probation for stealing $250,000 of her dead son's life insurance money.


Houston Couple Charged With Abusing, Starving Boy They Kept Locked in Attic

A Houston couple was charged Friday with the starvation and abuse of a 13-year-old boy they kept locked in their attic, MyFoxHouston reported.


Grandma Accused Of Shoplifting With Child

A woman had her 4-year-old granddaughter help her shoplift at a department store, police said Tuesday. Surveillance cameras recorded Monica Vitale, 42, on Monday taking items from a Sears and having her granddaughter put them into a toy stroller, Upper Darby Township Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.


Lakeville woman charged in drowning of daughter

A Lakeville mother has been charged with manslaughter in the drowning death of her eleven-month-old daughter.


Report details child’s abuse, death

Five-year-old DeClan Stewart’s family had a long history of interactions with the Department of Human Services, according to a 16-page report released Wednesday by the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth Office of Juvenile System Oversight.


An Absolutely Shocking Case of Prostitution in Schenectady

It is being called an atrocity by a Schenectady judge: a local woman, arraigned Tuesday morning on charges that she did drugs and performed sexual acts for money, all with her young children in the backseat of her car.


Daughter's Injuries Leave Teen Accused Of Neglect, Battery

The father of twin girls faces neglect and battery charges after one of them was hospitalized and later placed on life support.


Mother Accused Of DUI In Crash That Killed Son

Big Island police arrested a 28-year-old California woman they said was drunk when her car crashed killing her 7-year-old son.


Man arrested for forcing 6-year-old to drink beer

A 35-year-old man was arrested late Sunday after police say he forced his 6-year-old stepson to drink beer, and then smashed the child's face into a wall.


Mother, Sons Arrested After Beer Run Turns Violent

A mother and her two underage sons remained in jail Wednesday, charged with assaulting a store clerk who refused to sell them beer.


Mother Of 4 Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charge

Police who executed a search warrant at Wooten’s apartment in the 1300 block of Walnut Street said they found 29 individually wrapped pieces of crack cocaine on the kitchen counter.

Police said the drugs were within easy reach of her four young children, ages 3, 4, 5, and 6.


Cops: Mom Stabs Teen In The Chest Over Stolen iPod

A Staten Island mother is facing criminal charges after she allegedly stabbed a teenager who she accused of stealing her own teenage son's iPod.


Mother Gives Teen Son Alcohol and Car Keys

Prosecutors say Barbara Meyers of Richfield bought her son a bottle of alcohol, drank it with him, and then gave him the keys to a rental car in her name.


Mom: Dead Toddler Put Into Two Bags, Then In Duffel Bag

The mother who had initially claimed her daughter had been kidnapped admitted to police that when she made that call, her 3-year-old was already dead and stuffed in two plastic bags, according to arrest affidavits released Monday.


Student, Parents Charged With Drug Trafficking

On Sept. 11, Juan Carlos Torres, Jr., 16, and his mother, Obdulia Santivanez Torres, 40, were arrested following the sale of two ounces of cocaine for $1,600 to an undercover Iredell County Sheriff's Office Deputy.


Mom Shown in Video Encouraging Daughter to Fight on School Bus Gets 1 Year in Jail

A Florida mother who was videotaped boarding a school bus and urging her daughter to fight another girl was sentenced Thursday to nearly a year in jail.


Mother Allegedly Threw Baby Across Room

Deputies say the infant bounced off a bed and landed on her head, suffering a fractured skull. The baby also had a broken arm. Deputies say that apparently happened when she was jerked off the floor.


Mom, Boyfriend Arrested After Toddler Killed

A Joliet woman and her live-in boyfriend were arrested Tuesday after a 2-year-old boy was found dead in his bed.


Children Stuffed in Trash Bags Died of Heat Exhaustion

Two young children found stuffed in trash bags in their mother's Hanahan apartment in July died hours earlier of heat exhaustion in her car.


Mother of 'Precious Doe' Pleads Guilty

Michelle Johnson, 31, of Muskogee, Okla., also pleaded guilty to child endangerment, abandoning a corpse and tampering with evidence for not helping her 3-year-old daughter as she lay dying after allegedly being abused by the girl's stepfather.


Man Accused Of Sexual Contact With Daughter

Louis Romelli, 41, faces seven counts of gross sexual imposition after his daughter told police that her father had climbed into bed and engaged in sexual contact with her.


Florida Toddler Dies After Being Left in Hot Car Outside City Hall

The child's mother was supposed to take her 22-month-old daughter to day care, but instead went to her job at City Hall about 9 a.m., Detective Jim Berish said. When the woman returned to her car about 1 p.m., she found the girl passed out in her car seat, Berish said.


Father Arrested After Leaving Toddler in Car at Brothel Parking Lot

An Oregon rugby player remains in jail Tuesday after being arrested on charges he left his 2-year-old daughter in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Nevada brothel on a 95-degree day.


Dad Gets Prison In Son's Murder

Charles "Tony" Hunt, 39, pleaded guilty in June to two counts of child abuse or neglect causing substantial bodily harm. Kyle Hunt, 6, died six days before Christmas 2005 at the Hunts' former home in Spring Creek. Pathologists said he died of a beating and salt poisoning.


Oklahoma City Man Charged in Death of Toddler

Kerry Joe Smith is charged with murder and with sexually abusing Olivia Scroggins and the girl's 9-month-old brother. The mother, Wendy Scroggins, is charged with permitting child abuse.


Mother Returned At Least Once To Vehicle

A mother who left her daughter locked inside a hot car for eight hours returned at least once to the vehicle, News 5 has learned.


Mom Gets Life For Kids' Sexual Abuse

Jackie Williams, 37, and her boyfriend, Michael Jones, both pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault with a child earlier this year. Williams pleaded guilty to demonstrating sex acts for her children and then supervising while Jones assaulted them.


California Infant Dies After Mom Uses Meth Pipe Swab to Clean His Nose

An 8-month-old boy has died after his mother told police she accidentally cleaned his nose with a cotton swab used earlier to clean a methamphetamine pipe.


Bergen County Nanny Charged with Drugging Toddlers to Get Them to Sleep

Authorities believe Jennifer Wolff laced the children's juice with an anti-allergy sedative. The children are 1 and 3.


Toddler Death: Two Will Stand Trial

The accused, 25-year-old Richard "Todd" Martino, is charged with murder. Authorities say he beat his son, Zander Martino, with a hammer. The suspect's girlfriend, 22-year-old Brandi Reeves, faces a second-degree murder charge. A prosecutor alleges Reeves knew the father was abusing his son, but did nothing about it.


Mom Wants Evidence Thrown Out

Bergeron is accused of making her daughter stand in place all night with a fan blowing, spraying her with water to chill her; withholding food; and locking the girl in her room with no access to bedding or a bathroom.


Oklahoma Cops Try to ID Boy Abandoned at Wal-Mart by Fleeing Shoplifter

Authorities are trying to identify a young boy left inside a store by a suspected shoplifter who fled the store when confronted by a store security officer, police said Wednesday.


Brother of Girl in Cuban Custody Case Accuses Mother of Abuse

A young Cuban girl at the heart of an international custody battle was beaten and abused by her mother, who also threatened to kill herself with a knife, the girl's older half brother told a judge Tuesday.


Mother Charged In Toddler's Death In Hot Napa Car

A woman whose 10-month-old daughter died after being left for hours in the back seat of a car has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors said.


Baby Dies at Hospital, Father Charged with Murder

Police say doctors suspected child abuse after examining the baby and finding a fractured skull, broken ribs and injured liver.


Beach Man Accused of Leaving Toddler in Closet During Day

Dennis E. Gray Jr., a 30-year-old plumber, is charged with child abuse and neglect in the Aug. 9 incident.


Mother of Girl Who Died, Boyfriend Arrested for Murder

The mother of a nearly 2-year-old girl who died at an Oklahoma City hospital has been arrested with her boyfriend for murder in the girl's death.


Police: Children Left Home Alone In Burke

A 3-year-old girl was found in the 6500 block of Koziara Drive at about 7:50 a.m. Monday, police said. They found a home in the area with the front door open. Inside the home they found an 18-month-old boy in a crib. No one else was in the home.


Father Kills Daughter, Shoots Stepdaughter

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office reports a father killed his 13-year-old daughter and shot his 19-year-old stepdaughter early Tuesday morning.


Children Found Dead, Mother Hospitalized with Knife Wounds

Two children, ages 7 and 9, were found dead in a home in south Louisiana's Lafourche Parish on Monday and their mother was hospitalized with what appeared to be a self-inflicted knife wound.


Missouri Man Gets Year in Jail for Videotaping 16-Year-Old Stepdaughter

A Missouri man faces a year in prison after pleading guilty to placing a hidden camera in his 16-year-old stepdaughter's bedroom ...


Police: Boy Looked Like 'Concentration Camp Prisoner'

Chandler's legal guardian, Jon Phillips, and his girlfriend, Sarah Berry, are charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.


Police: Couple Partied As Son Waited Next Door

The boy called a clerk at the Richwood EconoLodge and said he had been unable to contact his parents, Harry Bledsoe, 42, and Dee Dee Bledsoe, 36, whom authorities said had been partying in the next room.


Accused Parents Make Court Appearance

The couple accused of leaving their children in a room full of human waste appeared before a judge this afternoon.


Woman Left 8 Kids In Hot Van While Shopping

Indianapolis police said Amy L. Dodson, 19, went into the Wal-Mart store in the 10000 block of E. Washington Street sometime before 8 p.m. Thursday, one of the hottest days of the year.


Woman Accused Of Trying To Sell Son For $1,000

Jenny A. Cagle, 21, of Columbia City was arrested Monday outside the Whitley County Courthouse moments after accepting a $1,000 check for the boy, police said.


Mother Sentenced to 10 Years in Baby's Death

An Anchorage woman who pleaded guilty to killing her baby by smashing her head repeatedly against the floor will likely have to spend more time in prison.


Man Pleads Guilty to Hitting, Stabbing Stepson

Calvert S. Wray was arrested in April after Clinton Cooke's body was found in the trunk of a car on a Hartford street. An autopsy showed he died of stab wounds and blunt force trauma.


Mom Gets 50 Years For Starving Daughter To Death

In June, a Johnston mother pleaded no contest to charges that she starved her 3-year-old daughter Consuela Lopez to death.


Mom Admits Shaking Baby

A teenage mom from Carpentersville received four years’ probation Tuesday in exchange for pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2006 death of her 3-month-old son, Ivan.


Brownsville Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Stepdaughter

He didn’t mean to shoot his stepdaughter. He meant to shoot his wife.


Teen Accused of Killing Her Dad Lived in Squalid Conditions

The house was infested with fleas, the plumbing was backed up, much of the furniture was broken and the stench of cat urine filled the air.


Bridge Collapse Survivor Arrested in Child's Injuries

Michael Stoner told a heart-wrenching tale last week of being caught in the Minneapolis bridge collapse as he and his fiancee rushed to the hospital to be with her injured 2-year-old daughter.

But police said this week that Stoner left something out of his story: He is now in jail, accused of inflicting the life-threatening injuries the child suffered.


Man Sentenced for Assault on Foster Child

A foster father who "fed" his 17-year-old foster son alcohol and sexually assaulted him is "exactly the kind of person society needs to be protected from," a prosecutor said today in court.


$2M Payday for Fla. Mom Accused of Abuse

Judith Leekin, 62, allegedly duped four different New York City adoption agencies into allowing her to adopt 11 children, all of whom authorities believe she later abused, between 1993 and 1996.


Man Sentenced For Enlisting Stepdaughter To Help Molest Girl

A Rancho Penasquitos man who enlisted his adult stepdaughter to help him molest a girl and take nude photos of her over a period of several years is facing a dozen years in jail.


5-Year-Old Tests Positive For Cocaine; Mom Arrested

Police said that the lab reports indicated the 5-year-old had a higher level of narcotic than the mother of the child had.


Arrest Warrant Issued For Boston Mom In Slayings Of 2 Children

The mother of two young children who were found slain in their Boston duplex over the weekend will be charged with murder, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.


Mom Of Girl Accused Of Killing Dad Speaks Out

A Team 4 investigation found that the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Family Services knew about problems between a 13-year-old girl and her father before the child allegedly shot and killed the man.


Mother Marked Children For Death, Coroner Says

A Delhi Township woman killed her children Tuesday morning in a murder-suicide, police said.


Calif. Woman Held in Baby Abandonment

Griselda Aranzacu was puzzled when she noticed her slender neighbor developing a bulging tummy that would repeatedly appear and vanish. She suspected Nancy Ortiz was pregnant after Ortiz visited her home last summer, but didn't want to pry.


Pair Charged in Boy's Death-by-Ice Water Make First Court Appearance

Pedro Gaucin-Canales, 36, and Rebecca Hernandez-Velasco, 19, are each charged with first-degree felony murder in the death of Josue Contreras-Velasco, who is the brother of Rebecca.

The charges read in today's video hearing allege the boy died of hypothermia after being held naked in a trash can of ice water for 45 minutes in the kitchen of the restaurant at 340 S. Main Street. Charging documents say the ice water was used as a disciplinary measure.


Berkeley County Officials Identify Children Found Dead in Trash Bags

Berkeley County Coroner Glenn Rhoad says the woman took the children to work with her in Charleston Monday and left them in the car all day.


Florida Woman Accused of Abuse

In all, nine teenagers and young adults were held like prisoners in Judith Leekin's home in what appeared to be a decades-long scheme to line her pockets with the government payments she received for adopting and raising them, police say.


Bodies of 3 Babies Found at Scene of Newborn's Killing

Investigators found three tiny bodies wrapped in plastic at the home of a woman who was charged last week with killing her newborn child, police said Monday.


Dad Beat Daughter With Golf Club

Richard Murphy was upset with his 18-year-old daughter for having friends over to their house.


Baby Dies After Being Left in Van

A father was arrested Wednesday night in the death of his 11-month-old son, who mistakenly was left behind in a minivan when the father went to work.


In 90 Degree Heat, Andover Woman Leaves Baby in Car

A 25-year-old Andover woman was arrested after leaving her baby locked in a minivan with the windows closed while she shopped at Target, Anoka County authorities said Wednesday.


Children Stabbed To Death In Boston Home

Two children were found stabbed to death in a Boston home, and their mother was hospitalized after an apparent domestic incident, police said.


Mother Sells Daughters Into Prostitution

A Lexington mother has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after she admitted she sold her teenage daughters as prostitutes.


Father Sleeps While Baby Burns To Death

A 38-year-old Lexington father who prosecutors say stayed asleep on a sofa after his six-week-old son rolled off and was burned to death by a nearby heater was sentenced to 20 years in prison.


Mom Beat Children During Flight, Police Say

A woman accused of beating her children and then threatening a flight attendant, who intervened while on a flight between San Francisco and Denver, was ordered jailed Wednesday until her next court hearing.


Mom Charged in Attack at Disney World's Tea Cup Ride

One mother faces a felony trial and another the threat of lifelong head and neck injuries after a run-in at Walt Disney World's Mad Tea Party ride.


Officers Still Seeking Couple in Baby's Death

Police reportedly have linked DNA from blood spots on a bedroom carpet to a baby who was found wrapped in plastic bags and buried in a Payson orchard — but there's still no sign of the baby's parents.


Bond Denied To Mom Accused Of Having Kids Steal Puppy

A St. Cloud mother, accused of having her children steal a puppy, made a tearful plea to a judge Thursday afternoon.


Woman Leaves Kids to Pose Nude in Woods

A 20-year-old Syracuse woman who left children in her care to go pose for nude photos is facing several charges of endangering the welfare of a child.


Ada Woman Charged in Stabbing Death of Son

An Ada woman who says she accidentally stabbed he 17-year-old son to death while "playfully" waved a knife at her husband is now charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.


St. Paul Woman Arrested, Accused of Abandoning Month-Old Baby

Police say the 28-year-old woman brought the baby girl, still
strapped in a car seat, to a brushy area just north of Lake Street
and Stevens Avenue South near Interstate 35-W.


Dad Facing Charges He Put Kids In Trunk

A Washington, D.C., father was in court Monday, charged with putting his two young daughters in the trunk of his car outside a Foxborough, Mass., nursing home over the weekend.


Charges Filed Against Woman Who Said She Was Taking Baby "To Satan"

There is disturbing news coming from Lebanon police, where a seven week old baby was left in the street early Saturday morning.


Dad Kills 3 Kids, Himself in Alabama

A man fatally shot his three children and took his own life as law officers searched for him on a domestic violence claim made by his estranged wife, police said.


Couple Neglects Children For Video Games

Michael Straw, 25, and Iana Straw, 23, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts each of child neglect. Each faces a maximum 12-year prison sentence.


Mother Accused Of Throwing Baby Into Moving Car During Fight

Witnesses said Eva Jean Platt was arguing with her son's father when she tossed the baby as he was preparing to leave in his car.


Father Accused Of Killing Son's Dog In Son's Presence

Police said Jose A. Zelaya, of the 600 block of Notabene Drive,threw his son's 4-year-old pet dog, Gucci, against a wall, killing the dog.


Germantown Dad Charged with Trying to Kill His Children

Forty-three-year-old Navid Eghterafi Nanaf Abadi, faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder in Pocahontas County after police say he ''willfully and deliberately" tried to kill his 10-year-old daughter, his 8-year-old son and himself by carbon monoxide poisoning alongside U.S. Route 219 near Slatyfork.


Mother Accused of Leaving Infant in Hot Car

Alexandria Cuesta faces one count of child neglect and endangerment.


Huntsville Man Gets No Jail After Pleading Guilty to Sex Charges

A Huntsville man who pleaded guilty to felony charges of repeatedly sexually abusing three of his adopted children won't go to jail.


Mother Arrested After Leaving Son in Van for 14 Hours

A woman was arrested for leaving her 4-year-old son in a broken down van on the side of the road for about 14 hours, authorities said.


Mom Faces Murder Charge for Driving 7 Minors in LB Slaying

The 30-year-old mother of a suspected gang member, who allegedly drove seven minors to a park to kill a 13-year-old boy, was arrested and charged with murder Sunday.


Video Shows Valley Mother Teaching Kids to Swear

Penny McCardle recorded herself as she taught her 2- and 3-year-old sons how to use curse words.

McCardle then uploaded the video to YouTube and featured it on her MySpace page.


Phenix City Woman Accused of Hiring Hit Man in Daughter's Slaying

Lisa Leane Graham, 39, of Phenix City could receive the death penalty if convicted in the slaying of Stephanie Shea Graham.


Mother Jailed in Car Crash That Killed 2 Children

The two children who died where thrown from the car when it rolled over. No one in the car was properly restrained in seat belts or child safety seats ...


Child Bitten In 'One Of Worst Abuse Cases'

A 3-year-old girl's face was disfigured after she was bitten, allegedly by her mother's boyfriend.

It's believed state Department of Social Services was notified in January, but allowed the child to stay in the home, WCVB reported. The abuse allegedly continued for several more months until DSS took the girl and her 5-year-old brother into custody in April.


Mother of Girl Left in Tub Is Charged

An 11-month-old Brooklyn girl who was plucked unresponsive on Tuesday from a full bathtub, where she had been left alone with a 2-year-old aunt, was placed on life support yesterday, and her mother was charged with reckless endangerment for leaving the children unattended, the police said.


Father, Son Convicted Of Molesting Same Girl

The girl's mother is scheduled for jury trial Aug. 30 on charges of aiding, inducing or causing an offense of sexual misconduct with a minor. Authorities allege she knew the molestation was occurring.


Yuma Police Say Man Tried to Smother Infant

Police say Roberto Hernandez Rodriguez put a plastic bag over the head of one of his twin 7-week-old sons Thursday.


California Mom Charged in Gang Shooting

A mother faces firearms charges after she allegedly drove her son's friends to a rival gang member's house to take part in a shooting, authorities said.


Michigan Mom Gets 12 to 22 Years for Sex 'Contract' on Underage Daughter

A Muskegon Heights woman was sentenced Monday to 12 to 22 1/2 years in prison after authorities said she used a written contract to arrange for her 15-year-old daughter to have sex with the woman's boyfriend for two months while she recuperated from abdominal surgery.


Husband Arrested In SUV Killings Case

A suburban Chicago man found shot near the bodies of his wife and their three children in the family sport utility vehicle earlier this month was charged Saturday in their shooting deaths.



Man, Wife Accused of Molesting Children

A Florence couple accused of molesting children related to them have been arrested in Georgia by U.S. Marshals.



Pittsburgh Mothers Surrender in Children's Fire Deaths; Kids Left Alone While Moms Went to Bar

The mothers of five children killed in a house fire surrendered to police Thursday to face involuntary manslaughter charges for allegedly leaving the youngsters alone while they went to a bar.



Stabbed Boy, 14, Accuses Dad Via 911 Call

Big Island police have released the 911 recording of Monday's fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old boy, who made the initial call to emergency officials with his dying breath.



Child Tied In Car As Mom Dined

Police responded, and found the crying 6-year-old boy tied up in a sweltering car outside the restaurant.



Woman Dangled 1-Year-Old Son From Balcony

Police said they believe Margaret Figley, 24, held the boy over the edge by his leg during an argument with her boyfriend at the Fox Club apartments in southern Indianapolis late Sunday afternoon.



10-Year-Old Who Weighed 35 Pounds Being Treated, Mother Charged

A 10-year-old boy who weighed just 35 pounds when he knocked on a neighbor's door pleading for food was being treated Monday for malnutrition, while his mother was held on child neglect charges ...



Kissimmee Mom Accused of Leaving Baby in Hot Car

A 25-year-old mother who allegedly left her baby in a hot, locked car for more than a half-hour has been arrested ...



Mom Held in Boy's Slashing

A Hialeah mother, angry with her boyfriend, called him from the road, vowing to kill herself and her children ...



Man Charged With Attacking Son With Ax

Police said Joseph Paul Bungo has assaulted his son at least three times, most recently in January. The last alleged ax attack took place in 2004.



Stepfather Accused of Drowning Girl, 3, For Insurance

The firefighters who tried to save 3-year-old Ashley McLellan, unconscious after being pulled from a pool on a winter night in 2003, noticed something strange about her stepfather: He was calm, mostly dry and never once asked them if she would live.



Woman Found Guilty Of Torturing Twins

A woman was found guilty Wednesday of torturing her adopted 8-year-old twin daughters and beating them with a baseball bat.



Mother Pleads No Contest To Richmond Baby Abandonment

Kalita Thomas, 24, was charged with felony child endangerment after she left her son out in the cold near 3400 Richmond Parkway on Feb. 23 just hours after he was born ...



‘Bully’ Mom Found Guilty in Theater Tussle

The 40-year-old Framingham mom accused of leading her girls on a brazen beat-down at the Natick Mall last month was found guilty yesterday of slapping and kicking a teen girl in another brawl this past winter.



Father Arrested for Deaths of His Own Children, Two Others

Stringer is charged with the deaths of his children J. Majuan Tyshein Stringer age four, J. Lasia Asiyne Stringer age two.



4 Charged in False Brain Surgery Claims

One 36-year-old man from New York City claimed nine brain surgeries for himself, along with his wife and two sons, receiving reimbursements from New York-based Group Health Incorporated totaling $142,268 ...



Jury Recommends Death for Former Bakersfield Vice Principal Convicted of Killing 5

A jury Tuesday recommended the death penalty for a former elementary school vice principal convicted of murdering his estranged wife, three children and mother-in-law.



Texas Mother Hangs Herself, 3 Children in Family's Mobile Home

A 23-year-old mother apparently hanged herself and her four small daughters in a closet in their mobile home.



'Daddy shaking Nanay hard ... Nanay won't wake up'

One child demonstrated how his baby sister was violently shaken and slapped. Another said it was OK that someone banged her head into the floor - he didn't leave marks. A 7-year-old girl made it clear it was her job to wake and feed the other children in the house.



Mom Blames Satan For Burning Baby in Microwave

Eva Marie Mauldin said Satan compelled her 19-year-old husband, Joshua Royce Mauldin, to microwave their daughter May 10 because the devil disapproved of Joshua's efforts to become a preacher.



La. Mom Leaves Boy on Side of Road

The mother and aunt of a legally blind 10-year-old boy were booked on cruelty charges after briefly leaving him on the side of a highway because he was misbehaving.



Charge Dropped In Case In Which Child Died In Hot Car

One charge was dropped on Wednesday in the case in which Robert Reid is charged in the death of his child, who was left in a hot car.



Mass. Man Charged With Hiring Hit Man

A man tried to hire a hit man to kill his family, including his 7-year-old daughter, even requesting that she be shot in the chest and not the head so there could be an open casket at her funeral...



Woman Accused of Killing Her Newborn

A woman who works with a tribal child development program has been charged with killing her newborn son in 1999, then discarding the body inside a suitcase on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.



Vegan Couple Sentenced to Life Over Baby's Death

A vegan couple were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the death of their malnourished 6-week-old baby boy, who was fed a diet largely consisting of soy milk and apple juice.



Missing Girl's Dad Indicted on Fatal Child Abuse Charges

A man who said his 6-year-old daughter disappeared after an argument over a cookie was indicted on charges including child abuse resulting in her death.



Cop Says Mom Put Girls Up for Sex

After online chats about prostituting herself, a Taylor woman seemed enthusiastic about including her young daughters in posing for explicit pictures and having sex with paying strangers.



Texas Mother Accused of Mutilating Baby

A mother who claimed the family dog tore off her baby son's genitals was arrested Friday and accused of mutilating the boy herself with a sharp instrument.



Notorious Child Molester Arrested

A man accused of raping his own daughter and posting video of the attack on the Internet was being held in Hong Kong Wednesday in what authorities called the arrest of one of the world's most notorious child molesters.



Granny Sentenced For Caging Grandson

A 62-year-old woman was sentenced to three years in prison for locking her grandson inside a dog kennel every night for three years while she went to work as a jail counselor.



Mom Accused of Directing Fight on Bus

Prosecutors plan to use a surveillance video in the case against a mother who was charged with barging onto a school bus and telling her daughter to fight another girl.



Police: Mom Stabbed 3-Year-Old Son in Rage Over Exposure of Affair

A 43-year-old mother was arrested Thursday for stabbing herself and her 3-year-old son in a fit of rage over the exposure of her affair with her husband's friend, police said.



Mom Gets Nearly 27 Years in Boy's Death

Maribel Gomez was convicted last month of homicide by abuse and first-degree manslaughter in the September 2003 death of young Rafael Gomez.



Mother Charged With Murdering Sons Takes Stand

Evil revealed itself to Cynthia Lord in the summer of 2003 through visions and, before long, Evil told her she would have to kill her three sons to save their souls.



Parents Arrested After Emaciated 4-Month-Old Found Dead

Two parents have been arrested in connection with the death of their 4-month-old son, who police said looked as gaunt as a Holocaust victim.



Dad Sentenced to Five Years for Poisoning Children's Soup

A Georgia man who admitted that he poisoned his children's soup in an attemt to get money from the Campbell Soup Co. was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison.



1-Year-Old Tenn. Boy Left in Car Dies

Timothy Reid was found unresponsive by his father, Robert Reid, Tuesday afternoon, nearly seven hours after Reid had parked the car and went to work.



Woman Charged With Putting Baby In Oven Gets Probation

A woman accused of putting her baby in an oven and turning it on has been sentenced to two years probation in a plea deal.



Angry Soccer Mom Accused of Neglect

An angry soccer mom who left her teenage daughter alongside an interstate was ticketed for neglect, Lincoln police said Tuesday.



Mother Arrested After Kids Panhandled

Police say an unemployed suburban mother of five found a quick way to make ends meet: turning her children into panhandlers.



Sisters Charged After Baby Found Dead In Trash Bag

The apparent mother of a recently born infant girl is under arrest along with her two sisters after the baby was found dead in a garbage bag on a back porch in Brooklyn, N.Y.



Teen Guilty of Seeking Hit on Ex's Fetus

An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend's nearly full-term fetus and was sentenced to more than six years in prison.



Couple Gets Life In Son's Beating Death

A suburban Atlanta couple was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison on Tuesday in the beating death of their 8-year-old son — a case that prompted authorities to raid the family's church because it supports corporal punishment.



Mother May Face More Charges of Child Abuse

Laurie Williamson used medical knowledge acquired as a nurse to create symptoms that persuaded doctors that her three children had conditions requiring testing and unnecessary surgery, said Assistant District Attorney Mike Trent.



Mom's 110-Mph Car Chase Kills Her Baby

Aimee Andrea Riza, 36, of Keene, sustained minor injuries and was charged with manslaughter, evading arrest, resisting arrest and reckless driving.



Police Call Sex Abuse Case 'Most Disgusting'

A 33-year-old Taylor mother is accused of brokering a deal on the Internet to allow a man to have sex with her 7-year-old daughter while she photographed them in a case described by veteran police as "disgusting" and shocking.



Parents Accused of Drugging Child for Money

Parents accused of killing their 4-year-old daughter with an overdose of prescription drugs had concocted symptoms of mental illnesses to qualify the girl for government benefits, a prosecutor said Tuesday.



Colorado Granny Charged With Sexually Assaulting Kids While Man Watched Over Internet

A Clifton, Colo., woman was jailed Wednesday on suspicion she had her grandchildren perform sexually explicit acts while a man she met on the Internet watched.



Police: Who Dumped 3 Newborns, 11 Months Apart?

This week, DNA tests established all three babies were almost certainly born to the same mother.



Woman Accused of Killing Daughter Must Give Up Unborn Child

A pregnant woman accused of killing her 6-month-old daughter in 2004 must give her newborn to social services when it is born, a judge ruled Wednesday.



Mother 'Would Put Jalapenos and Hot Sauce in Her Mouth'

A public defender on Monday vigorously defended Mila Petrov, who is accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter by slamming her head into a wall.



110-degree Car Kills 3-Year-old

An autopsy showed yesterday that the death of a toddler left in a parked car was caused by heat that probably rose to more than 110 degrees inside the vehicle.



Couple Held in Death of 4-Year-Old

A Spokane couple was ordered held Monday on $500,000 bond each in the death of the man's 4-year-old daughter.



Police: Woman Tried To Murder Two Children

Covington Police arrested a woman Sunday night for apparently trying to kill two children in her care.



Mom Of Kids Found Dead Under Home Charged

A San Antonio woman who police said has confessed to killing her two children is being charged with capital murder.



Woman Pleads Guilty to Beheading Girl

A mentally troubled woman accused of drowning her 6-year-old daughter, cutting off her head and throwing the remains off a bridge has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.



Police: Dad Stabs Baby Boy in Back

A man stabbed his 11-month-old son in the back, threw the boy out the car window with the kitchen knife stuck in his back and then drove away, police said Thursday.



Dad Allegedly Told Toddler to 'Stab Mommy'

A Connecticut man allegedly stabbed his wife and then gave his toddler son the knife, telling him "now you stab mommy."



Mom Pleads Guilty in Baby-swinging Case

A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to swinging her 4-week-old son like a bat to hit her boyfriend during a fight, fracturing the infant's skull in the process.



Parents Accused Of Keeping Teen Daughters Captive

Augusta County authorities said they believe a couple held their two teenage daughters captive for months at a time by nailing shut their bedroom windows and reversing the door locks.



Lawyer: Prosecutors Claim Parents Drugged Child Over Money

Prosecutors believe the parents accused of fatally overdosing their 4-year-old daughter killed the girl because she wasn't earning them the same amount of government money as her two older siblings, the woman's defense lawyer said Monday.



Mother Charged with Leaving Children Alone

A mother of five young children is facing neglect charges after she left them alone in a basement apartment covered with urine and animal feces.



Texas Dad Shoots, Kills Infant, Police Say

A man fatally shot his 8-month old daughter and gravely wounded his 3-year-old son before turning the gun on himself, police said.



Mom Accused Of Choking Daughter With Cord

But police said a 49-year-old Tampa woman choked her 16-year-old daughter with an electrical cord during an argument over the girl's suspension from school.



Lawyer: Foster Father to Plead Guilty

A man has decided to plead guilty to murder for the death of his 3-year-old foster son left bound up in a closet while he went to a family reunion...



Mother Coached Children to Fake Retardation

A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf.