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Man charged with homicide in death of friend's toddler son

Sep. 21, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a friend's toddler son. Tyree Bowie was caring for 2-year-old Dante Mullinix while the boy's mother was in the hospital on Sept. 6. Authorities say the 39-year-old York man brought the unresponsive boy to the same...

Prosecutor: Suspect tied rope around neck of slain woman

Sep. 19, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of helping to kill a pregnant woman tightened a rope around her neck after his girlfriend sliced the baby from the victim's womb, a prosecutor said Wednesday, later suggesting the girlfriend couldn't have restrained the mom-to-be alone. William Hoehn is charged...

Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby's death

Sep. 19, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple had "been drunk for about a week" before one of their 2-month-old twins died in a Wichita motel room where mold and curdled-milk filled bottles were found, authorities allege. Sedgwick County District Court released an affidavit Tuesday in the case against Christy...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Man helped kill pregnant Fargo woman

Sep. 19, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man charged in the killing of a pregnant North Dakota woman (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A prosecutor says a man accused in the death of a North Dakota woman who bled to death when her baby was cut from her womb helped finish the crime. William Hoehn charged...

Mother charged with homicide in toddler's poisoning

Sep. 18, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

TULLYTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia mother has been charged with criminal homicide in the alleged poisoning death of her 2-year-old son. Bucks County authorities announced the charge Tuesday against 42-year-old Jennifer Clarey, alleging that she poisoned Mazikeen Clarey using two prescription...

2nd trial in case that shined light on missing Native women

Sep. 16, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A second suspect in the killing of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb will stand trial this week, more than a year after her disappearance transfixed the state and shined a light on what advocates call oft-overlooked violence against Native American women. Samantha...

Indiana teen charged in suffocation deaths of his 2 siblings

Sep. 12, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old Indiana boy charged in the suffocation deaths of his two young siblings told investigators that he killed them so that they wouldn't "have to live in the hell that he did," prosecutors allege. Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel said Wednesday that the teen was...

No verdict, trial ends for Michigan mom charged with murder

Sep. 12, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the case of a Michigan woman charged with murder in the death of her 6-month-old son who was left in a car seat in a sweltering home. A Kent County judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after five days of deliberations. Prosecutor Chris...

Not guilty plea entered for Alaska woman in girls' deaths

Sep. 6, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A not guilty plea has been entered for a woman charged with killing her two infant daughters years apart, with the second child's death occurring shortly after authorities say the mother searched the internet for "best ways to suffocate" and "ways to kill human with no proof."...

Florida mom charged with murder in case of missing son

Sep. 5, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they have a prime suspect in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found Tuesday in the woods near St. Petersburg — the child's 21-year-old mother, Charisse Stinson. Stinson reported the boy missing early Sunday, according to police in Largo,...