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Mother charged in death of 2-year-old son

Jul. 20, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been charged with manslaughter in the beating and shaking death of her 2-year-old son, days after her boyfriend was in a Buffalo court on the same charge. Keona Owens was arraigned in Buffalo City Court Friday. Like her boyfriend, Bashar Hall, she's being held on $500,000...

Police: Man confesses to throwing infant against wall

Jul. 20, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say confessed to fatally throwing an 8-month-old boy against a wall has pleaded not guilty to charges. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 33-year-old Domynyk Gilliam was arrested Thursday by Colerain Township police. He appeared Friday in court on murder,...

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for death of infant

Jul. 20, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has called the upstate New York man who was convicted of killing a 1-year-old boy a "monster" as he handed down a sentence of 25 years in prison. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough has told 23-year-old David Bridges he was a "wolf let loose amidst the fold" as he...

Woman sentenced for killing boyfriend's infant son

Jul. 20, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman convicted of shaking to death her boyfriend's infant son has received life in prison with no parole eligibility for 23 years. The Blade reports a judge in Toledo called 41-year-old Angie Walker a "depraved individual" before sentencing her Thursday in the death of...

Michigan man enters plea in death of 20-month-old daughter

Jul. 20, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who authorities say threw his 20-month-old daughter against a wall near her crib has pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and child abuse. The Midland Daily News reports 25-year-old Zachary Quinn Bieski of Midland entered pleas to resolve the case Thursday....

Toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours

Jul. 19, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they're investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours. The Sun Sentinel reports that 17-month-old Eli Bird died Friday. Pembroke Pines Police identified his mother as Emily Bird, 34. Pembroke Pines police say she...

Badly burned baby dies after reported Louisiana kidnapping

Jul. 18, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A 6-month-old boy was found with serious burns more than an hour after his mother reported him kidnapped, and he later died. Now a Louisiana police department is investigating the mystery surrounding his disappearance and death. Police in Natchitoches (NACK-uh-tish) say the mother...

Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler

Jul. 16, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him. Nataliia Karia, 43, received her punishment in Hennepin County court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and third-degree assault earlier. She also...

Mother, friend charged after child drowns in home's basement

Jul. 16, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 26-year-old woman and an acquaintance have been charged in the death of her 11-month-old daughter who drowned in standing water and sewage after falling through a hole in an upstairs floor and into the basement of their Detroit home. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Dasiah Jordan...

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

Jul. 16, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman with a painkiller addiction has been accused of killing her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk. Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby. An autopsy found the baby died from a combination...