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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...

Phoenix police say toddler who fell into pool has died

Nov. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 2-year-old girl who was pulled from a backyard pool in central Phoenix on Thanksgiving Day has died., Phoenix police said Friday. The toddler has been identified as Rosemary Solis and her death is being investigated as a “tragic accident," police...

Grandmother arrested in baby's death after mom was charged

Nov. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EST

GRISWOLD, Conn. (AP) — Days after a Griswold mother was charged with suffocating her 6-week-old son, her own mother was also arrested in the infant's death, state police said Thursday. Linda Kennison, 58, was being held on $250,000 bond after her arrest Wednesday on a...

Charges upgraded to murder, manslaughter in death of infant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:51 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Charges against a Minnesota man accused of killing his 2-month-old child have been upgraded to murder and manslaughter, according to court documents. Kristopher Henderson, 39, of Mankato, is accused of causing fatal injuries to his daughter in...

Woman charged with manslaughter in her baby's death

Nov. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EST

GRISWOLD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has been accused of killing her 6-week-old infant son by suffocating him with a blanket for 20 minutes and waiting hours before calling 911, state police said Tuesday. Crystal Czyzewski, 35, of Griswold, was arrested Monday on...

Pennsylvania man sentenced to prison in infant son's death

Nov. 23, 2021 13:24 PM EST

CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to at least five years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2018 death of his 5-month-old son while his family was vacationing in North Carolina, officials said. At a Nov. 15 hearing in Currituck County...

Father convicted, sentenced to life in daughter's slaying

Nov. 21, 2021 15:13 PM EST

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man convicted of killing his 5-month-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Tony Lee Light, 33, was sentenced Friday after Blount County jurors found him guilty of first-degree murder...

Police: New DNA tests link woman to 1986 baby killing

Nov. 19, 2021 21:50 PM EST

A woman who lived a seemingly quiet, normal life with her family in Florida for three decades was charged with murder Friday in connection with the 1986 killing of her infant son in Connecticut, according to police and her lawyer. Greenwich police said new DNA testing...

Police: Infant run over, killed after falling out car door

Nov. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — An 8-month-old child fell from the rear passenger door of a vehicle and was run over and killed by the car behind it, Irving police said Monday. Police in the Dallas suburb were seeking information from the public after the child was struck about...