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Man indicted in 1-year-old's drowning death in bathtub

Oct. 18, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The death of a 1-year-old child who was found unresponsive in a bathtub in 2019 has led to the indictment of a Manchester man. The child was found at a motel in Manchester and was taken to a local hospital, but did not regain consciousness,...

Grandmother arrested in connection with death of 2-year-old

Oct. 15, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque grandmother has been arrested in connection with the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter two weeks ago. The girl's father, Michael Garcia, was arrested shortly after the toddler's death on Oct. 1. Albuquerque police said Friday...

Man charged in 1982 disappearance of 9-month-old child

Oct. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Chicago man was charged in Michigan with murder in the disappearance of a 9-month-old girl in 1982, authorities said Thursday. Isiah Williams is accused of taking the child from her mother during a physical altercation when they lived together...

Two people charged in death of 2-year-old Ames boy

Oct. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two people have been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy in April, Ames police said Thursday. Trevin D. Nicholson, 25, of Centennial, Colorado, was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death. He was arrested Tuesday in...

Wichita woman charged with murder in baby daughter's death

Oct. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Wichita woman has been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of her baby daughter. Neriah Dilley made her first court appearance Thursday and remains jailed on $250,000 bond, KAKE-TV reported. ...

UN starts vaccinating people against Ebola in Congo

Oct. 13, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that officials have begun vaccinating people in eastern Congo against Ebola, after it was confirmed last week that the disease killed a toddler. The U.N. health agency said in a statement that people at high...

Man accused of kidnapping woman, attempting to kill infant

Oct. 11, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Ridgefield, Washington man is being held on $1 million bail after authorities say he kidnapped a woman early Sunday as she sought help at a Vancouver, Washington convenience store, assaulted her and tried to kill their infant. Aarondeep Johal,...

Louisiana woman charged in infant daughter’s death

Oct. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been charged in connection with the death of her infant daughter, authorities said. Kageionna Butler of Houma was arrested Sunday and charged with principal to second-degree murder, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said in...

Appeals court throws out life term in 2004 newborn's death

Oct. 11, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has thrown out the life-without-parole sentence imposed on a western Pennsylvania woman in the murder of her newborn baby 17 years ago. The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that now-44-year-old Jessica Rizor's attorney erred in...

Georgia couple charged after girl they were babysitting dies

Oct. 11, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A husband and wife were arrested early Monday in north Georgia and charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl they were babysitting. Juan Martinez, 31, and Nancy Martinez, 32, were being held without bond at the Hall County jail on...