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Mom charged with murder in fatal stabbing of infant daughter

Dec. 04, 2021 15:53 PM EST

PENNS GROVE, N.J. (AP) — A mother who fatally stabbed her infant daughter at a southern New Jersey apartment complex has been charged with murder, authorities said. Penns Grove police responded to the Penns Grove Gardens complex around 11 p.m. Friday after someone...

South Dakota woman sentenced in 1981 death of infant son

Dec. 03, 2021 16:10 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Thursday sentenced a woman to 10 years in the state prison system for her infant son's 1981 death that went unsolved for decades. Judge Bradley Zell called the sentencing of 60-year-old Theresa Bentaas a difficult...

Not guilty pleas entered for father accused in baby's death

Dec. 02, 2021 08:47 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Not guilty pleas have been entered for a Sioux Falls man charged in the death of his infant son. Dylan Castimore, 22, appeared via video from the Minnehaha County Jail Wednesday on charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of 8-week-old...

Man sentenced to 40 years in toddler's starvation death

Dec. 01, 2021 08:31 AM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the 2019 starvation death of a toddler in Brookings County. Robert Price, 30, earlier pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in an agreement with prosecutors. Price and Renae Fayant were...

St. Cloud woman charged in stabbing death of infant child

Nov. 30, 2021 18:17 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud mother was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of her infant child. Fardoussa Abdillahi, 26, is accused of stabbing her 3-month-old son, wrapping him in a plastic garbage bag and putting him in a dumpster outside...

South Dakota father charged in killing of 8-week-old infant

Nov. 30, 2021 17:33 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls father on Tuesday was charged in the killing of his 8-week-old infant who authorities determined died from an apparent assault. Prosecutors charged Dylan Castimore with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the...

Father held after 4 California children, grandmother slain

Nov. 29, 2021 23:35 PM EST

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Four children, including an infant, and their grandmother were found shot to death in a Southern California home and the children's father was arrested on suspicion of killing them, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The victims...

St. Cloud woman suspected of causing her infant's death

Nov. 29, 2021 09:00 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A St. Cloud woman is suspected of causing the death of her three-month-old baby and is being held in the Stearns County Jail. Police said they were called to a home Sunday to check on the welfare of the 26-year-old mother and her infant....

Man charged with attempted murder over infant head trauma

Nov. 28, 2021 17:13 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A central Louisiana man is charged with attempted murder after his child was brought to a hospital with severe head injuries. The Town Talk of Alexandria reports 22-year-old Kendrick Laron Williams of Pineville was arrested...

Grandmother of baby killed has medical emergency in court

Nov. 26, 2021 20:02 PM EST

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The mother of a Griswold woman accused of suffocating her 6-week-old son appeared in court on Friday on a charge of risk of injury to a minor in the same case. During her arraignment, 58-year-old Linda Kennison had a medical emergency and left the...