Latest Child endangerment News

School bus driver charged with giving fentanyl to students

May. 20, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A bus driver at a private Southern California school was charged Friday with selling fentanyl to special-needs students on campus, including a girl who was treated for an overdose. Melissa Harloam-Garrison, 46, was charged with child endangerment and...

Not guilty pleas entered for mother of NH boy found dead

May. 20, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer has entered not guilty pleas to murder charges on behalf of the mother of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who was found dead in Massachusetts last fall. Danielle Dauphinais, 35, was indicted last month on one count of first-degree murder alleging she...

Gun in 8-year-old's backpack goes off at school, mom charged

May. 18, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader's backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday. The 28-year-old woman appeared in court on Wednesday on three misdemeanor...

Man sentenced to prison in death of infant son

May. 17, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to serve between 20 and 40 years in prison in the death of his 3-month-old son. Daniel Messner was sentenced Monday in Marshall County, news outlets reported. He was charged in 2019 with death of a child by a parent...

Father of missing boy requests bond on child neglect charges

May. 15, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The father of a missing 4-year-old Virginia boy has made a third request to be released on bond on child neglect charges unrelated to the boy's disappearance. Cory Jamar Bigsby Sr. reported his son, Codi, missing from their Hampton home on Jan. 31. In February,...

St. Louis-area day care operator sentenced in infant death

May. 14, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A woman who operated a day care center from her St. Louis County home has been sentenced to prison for causing the death of an infant. Laura Minnick, 42, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree endangering the welfare...

Mom charged for giving opioid antidote to overdosing toddler

May. 13, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman has been charged with child endangerment after she allegedly used the opioid antidote naloxone to revive her 2-year-old daughter after the toddler got into the mother's drugs. The prosecution will test Maine’s so-called Good Samaritan law, which...

Child dies of suspected fentanyl overdose, parents arrested

May. 11, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 15-month-old toddler were arrested for her death after the child was found unresponsive in their Northern California home where police found drug paraphernalia and fentanyl, authorities said. Evan Frostick, 26, and Madison Bernard, 23,...

Suburban Chicago woman guilty of not giving son proper care

May. 10, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A jury convicted a suburban Chicago woman of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday for failing to give her son the medical care he required after a heart transplant. Jennifer Stroud, 41, of Park City, also was found guilty of endangering the life of a child. She...

Father charged after infant son dies of fentanyl poisoning

May. 06, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment, nearly a year after his 1-month old son died of fentanyl poisoning. Michael Piazza, 40, of Des Plaines, was charged this week with the felony counts and ordered...