Latest Criminal negligence News

Tennessee woman pleads guilty to leaving disabled man to die

Jun. 22, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to leaving a disabled man in a transport van where he died from hyperthermia and dehydration. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports 60-year-old Cliftina Jones pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide Wednesday in the death of...

Former bus driver convicted in fatal crash charged with rape

Jun. 15, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee school bus driver convicted in a crash that killed six children now faces aggravated statutory rape charges. Twenty-five-year-old Johnthony Walker was arrested Thursday in Nashville, where he was free on bond while appealing his March conviction on criminally...

Mom, brother charged in girl's accidental shooting death

Jun. 12, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say the mother and brother of a 12-year-old Tennessee girl have been charged in her accidental shooting with an unsecured gun. Memphis police said 33-year-old Katrena Blackshire was charged Tuesday with aggravated child abuse and criminally negligent homicide in the death of...

Doctor pleads guilty in fatal abortion

May. 5, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York doctor who says he's done 40,000 abortions is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the 2016 death of a woman who was six months pregnant and bled to death. The case in Queens Criminal Court marks one of the rare legal instances of criminal...

Driver in crash that killed Broadway actress' child charged

May. 3, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who had a seizure behind the wheel of her car which then rolled into a Brooklyn crosswalk, killing the 4-year-old daughter of a Tony-award winning actress and a 1-year-old boy, was arrested on manslaughter charges Thursday for deaths that prosecutors said should never have happened....