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Man serving life in baby's drowning pleads in mother's death

Nov. 14, 2018 11:28 AM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man serving life without parole in the 1992 bathtub drowning death of his 7-month-old daughter has entered a no contest voluntary manslaughter plea in the earlier stabbing death of the baby's mother. Forty-seven-year-old Daniel Jacobs accepted a deal with York County prosecutors Tuesday...

Woman pleads guilty in death of infant in hot Michigan home

Nov. 13, 2018 11:37 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman charged in the death of her 6-month-old son who was left in a car seat in a sweltering home has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Twenty-three-year-old Lovily Johnson entered the plea Tuesday. An agreement with prosecutors says she's expected to get...

UK medics deliver baby after mother dies in crossbow attack

Nov. 13, 2018 10:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police say doctors have delivered a baby boy whose pregnant mother was shot dead with a crossbow at her home in London. The Metropolitan Police force says 35-year-old Devi Unmathallegadoo was wounded in the abdomen during the attack on Monday. She died in a local hospital, where...

Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl's homicide case

Nov. 9, 2018 5:57 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young. The girl told investigators she panicked after dropping the baby at a home...

Driver charged in death of actress' toddler kills herself

Nov. 7, 2018 9:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a woman who lost control of her car and fatally struck the child of a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and another toddler in a Brooklyn crosswalk has died of an apparent suicide. Forty-four-year-old Dorothy Bruns was found dead in her Staten Island home Tuesday....

Iowa man convicted in death of infant found in swing

Nov. 6, 2018 5:55 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of his infant son who was found in a maggot-infested baby swing last year. Jurors took less than an hour to convict Zachary Paul Koehn, 29, of Alta Vista, of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing...

Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic

Nov. 6, 2018 12:55 PM EST

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a 6-month-old baby told investigators that she panicked after dropping the infant, and stomped on the child's head to stop the crying, according to a sheriff in western Wisconsin. Handcuffed and...

10-year-old Wisconsin girl detained in infant's death

Nov. 5, 2018 1:28 PM EST

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old girl has been detained in the death of an infant in northwestern Wisconsin. Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk (koh-WAHL'-chek) says the girl is in juvenile custody. WQOW-TV reports that Kowalczyk said the sheriff's department got a call on...

Iowa father takes stand, blames mother for baby's death

Nov. 2, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa father on trial for the gruesome death of his infant son blamed the baby's mother from the stand Friday. Zachary Paul Koehn, 29, said under questioning from his attorney that he had entrusted care of 4-month-old Sterling Koehn to the baby's mother, the Courier reported ....

Medical examiner: Iowa baby severely underweight at death

Nov. 1, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — A medical examiner testified Thursday that a 4-month-old found dead in a maggot-infested baby swing last year weighed only a few ounces more than his birth weight at the time of his death. The testimony occurred during the murder trial of the baby's father, 29-year-old Zachary...