Latest Infanticide News

Mom charged with murder, neglect in infant's death

Oct. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury in Tennessee has indicted a woman on charges of murder and aggravated child neglect in the death of her 6-month-old son. News outlets cite a statement from the Knoxville Police Department in reporting on Friday the charges against 30-year-old Chantae Cabrera. The infant...

Sheriff: North Carolina mother hid newborn baby in closet

Oct. 17, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says it has charged a woman with first-degree murder and felony child abuse after an investigation showed she hid a newborn baby in a closet to conceal the fact that she had been pregnant. The Union County Sheriff's Office said in a news release...

Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies

Oct. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection that had already killed two other premature babies. Geisinger knew the neonatal intensive care unit of its flagship...

Police: Toddler finds mom's gun, accidentally shoots self

Oct. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

MOORESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police in central Indiana say a toddler found his mother's unsecured gun while she was out of the room and accidentally shot himself to death. The Morgan County Sheriff's Department says the shooting occurred Wednesday morning at a home outside Mooresville, about 15 miles (24...

Texas man suspected of killing girlfriend, infant daughter

Oct. 14, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A man who told authorities that God told him to kill his girlfriend from Wisconsin and their infant daughter has been arrested in West Texas on two counts of capital murder. Cody Edmund Dixon, 33, is accused in the slayings of 9-month-old Aria Ellen Dixon and 22-year-old Alia Rae...

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Oct. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. As Turkey's military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial...

Detroit 16-year-old charged in slaying of her newborn

Oct. 9, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 16-year-old Detroit girl has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of her newborn earlier this year. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the teen is being charged as a juvenile and faces an Oct. 25 pretrial hearing at a juvenile detention center. Prosecutors...

Accomplice in killing of North Dakota woman gets 20 years

Oct. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man whose life sentence was overturned in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb was re-sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after he apologized and pleaded for leniency in front of a nearly empty courtroom. There were no apologies from East Central...

North Dakota man involved in gruesome killing back in court

Oct. 6, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man originally sent to prison for life for helping to cover up the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb is set to receive a new sentence. William Hoehn, of Fargo, was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in the 2017 attack on Savanna Greywind,...

Phoenix woman sentenced to 10 years in son’s shooting death

Oct. 3, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman who says her 2-year-old son fatally shot her 9-year-old son with a handgun that she left on a bed was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for her role in the killing although authorities say they are unable to say for sure who pulled the trigger. The sentence given to...