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Mother of abandoned newborn receives 18-month sentence

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The mother of a newborn girl who was found abandoned in the woods has been sentenced to 18 months of incarceration but may be able to serve much of the time in a residential facility. The Capital newspaper reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Stacy...

Police: Virginia toddler left in car dies, father kills self

Jun. 29, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A toddler accidentally left in a vehicle for hours died Tuesday and police said his father was found dead in an apparent suicide at their Virginia home, police said. Chesterfield County Police received a call around 11:45 a.m. indicating that an...

Parents plead guilty in death of their 2-year-old son

Jun. 28, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in an orchard days after they reported him missing in 2020 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges in his death, prosecutors said Tuesday. Briseida Sran and Sukhjinder Sran pleaded guilty Monday to...

Murder conviction overturned in Georgia hot car death case

Jun. 22, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.” Justin Ross Harris,...

Mom sentenced in death of newborn found in college dorm

Jun. 21, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been sentenced in the death of a newborn whose body was found inside a trash bag at college dormitory outside Cleveland. Breyona Reddick, 21, of Cleveland, was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 15 years, based on...

Man pleads guilty to killing woman, 3-year-old boy

Jun. 17, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty in the kidnapping and murder of his 3-year-old child and child’s mother. Michael Wolfe pleaded guilty Friday in Yamhill County District Court to aggravated murder and second-degree murder in the 2019 murders of Karissa and...

Arrest in decades-old cold case involving Maine baby death

Jun. 14, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

FRENCHVILLE, Maine (AP) — DNA evidence played a role in charges brought 36 years after a baby died in the far northern part of the state, police announced Tuesday. The newborn's body was discovered in Frenchville in December 1985 after a dog carried the baby's body several hundred...

30 years for man who killed ex, drove son with body in trunk

Jun. 14, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who killed his ex-girlfriend and drove their toddler son to Tennessee with her body in the trunk last July was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday. Tyler Rios pleaded guilty in April to aggravated manslaughter and desecrating human remains...

5 indicted in death of Mississippi baby at Alabama day care

Jun. 13, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

RED BAY, Ala. (AP) — The owner of an Alabama day care center, three former employees and the parent of a former employee have been indicted in the death of a Mississippi baby who was put to sleep on her stomach in violation of safety standards. The baby, 4-month-old Autumn Wells,...

Man convicted of hitting, killing mother and son

Jun. 13, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee driver charged in the deaths of a pregnant woman and her toddler has been convicted of reckless homicide and reckless endangerment. A jury in Jefferson City reached the verdict Saturday against William David Phillips, who was charged in the...