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2 Chicago women plead not guilty in death of taken baby

Aug. 19, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago women charged with killing a 19-year-old have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of the victim's child. Yovanny Jadiel Lopez died weeks after prosecutors say 49-year-old Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter, 24-year-old Desiree, cut the child from her mother's womb....

Mother pleads guilty to leaving young daughters alone in tub

Aug. 19, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who left her two young daughters alone in a bathtub has pleaded guilty to aggravated child neglect and been sentenced to 25 years in prison. News outlets report 34-year-old Bethanie Carriker choked back tears when she entered her plea Monday in Blount County...

Couple accused of faking baby's birth, death to scam gifts

Aug. 16, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

FRIEDENS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family. State police on Thursday charged Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Authorities say the couple...

Salvadoran woman accused of abortion faces retrial

Aug. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman charged with homicide in El Salvador after delivering a baby into a toilet faced trial a second time Thursday. The retrial of Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, whose pregnancy resulted from a rape, began in this town 2½ miles (4 kilometers) northeast of...

State seeks death for mom accused in baby's burning death

Aug. 14, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Louisiana is seeking the death penalty for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son. The Alexandria Town Talk reports the state has filed notice to seek death for Hanna Nicole Barker over the July death of Levi Cole Ellerbe. Barker was arrested...

Park where toddler drowned adds safety features, will reopen

Aug. 13, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials have implemented more safety measures and will reopen a state park where flash flooding swept away and killed a Kentucky toddler, officials said Tuesday. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation said in a statement that Cummins Falls State Park...

Police: Georgia woman charged in baby's death during fight

Aug. 13, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say another woman has been charged in the July death of a 3-month-old baby, who was dropped and fatally injured during a fight. WALB-TV reports 30-year-old Terra Shanquelle Brown turned herself in Sunday and was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree child...

Utah man closer to death by firing squad after losing appeal

Aug. 12, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death row inmate featured in the popular book "Under the Banner of Heaven" after killing his sister-in-law and her child for resisting his polygamist beliefs inched closer to becoming the first American to be executed by firing squad in nearly a decade after losing his latest...

Woodbury father charged in death of his baby son

Aug. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors say a Woodbury father intentionally dropped his 5-month-old son headfirst on the floor because the baby was crying and fussy. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Hoisser is charged with second-degree murder in the April death of his son, Gus. Hoisser's bail was set...

Charges dropped against mother accused in newborns' deaths

Aug. 2, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mother accused of contributing to the deaths of her newborn twins by using drugs will not be prosecuted. News outlets report that charges against 29-year-old Tiffany Marie Roberts were dropped Thursday in a Chattanooga courtroom. Hamilton County district attorney's...