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Parents charged with death of toddler girl who overheated

Feb. 22, 2019 11:28 AM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been charged in the death of their 20-month-old daughter, who died when an improperly used portable air conditioner overheated a small room she was sleeping in. Scranton police say 20-year-old Austin Heaton and 18-year-old Mary Cole were charged Thursday with...

Police: Texas man confessed in hammer death of daughter, 2

Feb. 21, 2019 2:13 PM EST

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man accused of bludgeoning his 2-year-old daughter to death with a hammer was naked and blood-stained when he told police officers he had killed the toddler, according to an affidavit. An officer's body camera captured 26-year-old Yovahnis Roque confessing Tuesday in...

Iowa mom gets life for death of baby son found in swing

Feb. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EST

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman whose infant son's lifeless body was found in a baby swing has been imprisoned for life without possibility of parole. Court records say 22-year-old Cheyanne Harris was sentenced Tuesday in New Hampton to the state-mandated penalty, and her request for a new trial was...

Kenya inquest says police killed baby in poll protest

Feb. 14, 2019 11:32 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An inquest in Kenya says five police officers are liable for the death of a six-month-old baby who was hit by baton-wielding police during skirmishes following the disputed 2017 presidential election. Magistrate Beryl Omollo recommended Thursday that the director of public...

Parents plead guilty in young daughter's pool drowning death

Feb. 12, 2019 7:54 AM EST

MANAHEIM, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old girl who drowned in her family's swimming pool after she wandered away while they slept have pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges. Authorities say Susie Rehm also pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter. They will recommend she receive up...

Nanny accused of force-feeding infant convicted of murder

Feb. 11, 2019 7:53 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A nanny accused of fatally force-feeding an eight-month-old because the crying child disturbed her nap has been convicted of murder in Maryland. The Washington Post reports 73-year-old Oluremi Adeleye was convicted Monday after a judge found her guilty of child abuse and...

Police: Mom killed toddler because he wouldn't eat, listen

Feb. 11, 2019 2:23 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman accused of killing her toddler son told police she struck the boy because he wouldn't eat or listen, according to a criminal complaint. Nakira Griner is charged with murder and other counts in the death of 23-month-old Daniel Griner Jr. It was not known Monday if...

Jury convicts Iowa woman in death of infant found in swing

Feb. 6, 2019 6:25 PM EST

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have found an Iowa woman guilty in the death of her infant son, whose lifeless body was found in a baby swing. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports it took the jury about four hours Wednesday to find 21-year-old Cheyanne Harris guilty of first-degree murder and child...

Deputies: Man high on meth suffocates 7-month-old girl

Feb. 5, 2019 4:37 PM EST

SALEM, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man high on methamphetamines killed a 7-month-old baby by squeezing her until she became quiet in his South Carolina home. Oconee County deputies said Austin Rogers was charged with homicide by child abuse on Monday more than three weeks after the infant...

Woman charged in methadone death of her 14-day-old baby

Feb. 2, 2019 5:51 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have charged a 30-year-old Cudahy woman with reckless homicide after her 14-day-old baby died from a dose of methadone. WITI-TV reports that Amanda-Linn Tanski told investigators she had been receiving prescribed methadone treatments and was told by a doctor she could...