Latest Child endangerment News

Charges filed in accidental shooting death of 13-year-old

Jun. 18, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the owner of a gun found in a Topeka home by toddlers, who accidentally shot a 13-year-old girl with it. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay filed charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and...

7 relatives charged in Tennessee boy's starvation death

Jun. 16, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Seven members of a Tennessee family have been charged with murder in the starvation death of a 14-year-old boy, authorities said. A mother and six relatives who lived together in a community home arrangement in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett have...

Montana driver who struck girl at bus stop sentenced

Jun. 14, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman has been given a six-year deferred prison sentence over striking a 6-year-old girl with her car after the girl got off a school bus near Whitefish in November 2019. Patricia Ann Berliner, 67, of Eureka, entered an Alford plea to...

Bill would make it crime to improperly store gun near child

Jun. 14, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature is moving forward with a proposal to change its child endangerment laws to include unauthorized access to firearms. The law currently states that a person can be found guilty of endangering a child if they knowingly sell,...

Tennessee father indicted in death of 2-year-old son

Jun. 12, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man faces charges that include first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect in what prosecutors say was a beating that killed his 2-year-old son last year. On Friday, Shelby County...

Teen pulled from pool at Dedham graduation party dies

Jun. 12, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A teenager who was in critical condition after being pulled from a pool during a graduation party at a Dedham home last weekend has died. The Norfolk County District Attorney’s office announced on Friday that Alonzo Polk, 17, of Dedham had died....

Man denied bail after stabbing pregnant woman on trail

Jun. 11, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — A man was denied bail Friday on assault charges after police said he stabbed a pregnant woman on a suburban Atlanta trail, leading doctors to deliver her son through an emergency cesarean section after 25 weeks of gestation. Christopher Jones was...

NC Supreme Court upholds murder charge in child abuse case

Jun. 11, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court's decision finding a man guilty of first-degree murder by starvation and neglect of his 4-year-old stepson in Gaston County. The child, Malachi Golden, died in May 2015 weighing 19...

Police find eastern Iowa woman shot dead; husband arrested

Jun. 11, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — A woman was found shot to death inside her eastern Iowa home, and police arrested her husband on unrelated charges. Officers found Jessica Bostrom, 28, dead inside the Eldridge home around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, television station WQAD reported....

Teen denies charges she tried to run down kids in school lot

Jun. 10, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — A woman was driving under the influence when she tried to run over two children in a school parking lot and made racial slurs about one of the youths, authorities said. Haley Jankowski, 18, of Bethel Park, faces numerous charge stemming from the...