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Wichita father charged with murder in toddler's drowning

Jul. 13, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita father has been formally charged with murder in the drowning death of his 2-year-old son in a neighborhood swimming pool in Wichita. William K. Kabutu, 44, faces a charge of first-degree felony murder and an alternative count of second-degree murder that alleges the death was...

Father, girlfriend charged in 3-year-old Kansas girl's death

Jul. 12, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have charged the father of a 3-year-old Kansas girl who was found dead and his girlfriend with felony murder in the child’s death, prosecutors said Sunday. Howard Jansen III, 29, and his girlfriend, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, 33, were also charged with aggravated...

Police arrest father in drowning death of 2-year-old

Jul. 10, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have arrested a father in the drowning death of his 2-year-old son in a neighborhood swimming pool in Wichita. Police Officer Charley Davidson said Friday that 44-year-old William Kabutu of Wichita has been arrested on suspicion of felony murder and two counts of aggravated...

Georgia woman charged in 17-year-old daughter's death

Jul. 9, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman accused of neglecting her 17-year-old daughter has been charged with murder and child cruelty in the girl's death, according to authorities. Clayton County sheriff's deputies arrested Terri Taylor Wednesday, more than six months after the teenager was found...

Dad, girlfriend plead not guilty in 'extreme abuse' death

Jul. 9, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to new charges stemming from the “extreme abuse” death of his 10-year-old son last year, authorities said. Al-Mutahan McLean, 31, and Amanda Hinze, 29, entered their pleas Wednesday via video conference. Each remains...

This undated photo provided by the Cape Girardeau Police Department in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, shows Cedric Charles Moore Jr. Authorities are looking for Moore, who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in a July 3, 2020, attack that was captured on Facebook Live. Moore was charged Monday, July 6 with one count each of first-degree child endangerment and second-degree assault. (Cape Girardeau Police Department via AP)

Man charged in attack on child dancer captured on Facebook

Jul. 7, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Authorities are looking for a Missouri man who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in an attack that was captured on Facebook Live and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Cedric Charles Moore Jr., 27, of Cape Girardeau, was charged Monday with first-degree child...

Police: 2 brothers killed in apparent road-rage shooting

Jul. 5, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged in the fatal shooting of two brothers that apparently stemmed from a fit of road rage, authorities said. Danny Lee Huffman, 48, of Spotsylvania, was arrested after sheriff’s deputies responded to his 911 call late Saturday and found the bodies...

Father accused of abusing son is indicted on murder charges

Jul. 2, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A father accused of abusing his 10-year-old son, who died last year, is now facing murder charges in a new indictment that also brings more counts against his girlfriend. Al-Mutahan McLean, 31, faces four counts of murder, two counts of child endangerment and single counts of...

17 kids known to Montana child welfare system died in 2019

Jul. 1, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — For the second straight year, the Montana child welfare system said it could help prevent the deaths of children with public campaigns urging people to report child abuse and educating people about safe sleeping practices for infants. Seventeen children who were known to the Montana...

Parents charged after infant overdoses on fentanyl

Jun. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Two parents were charged after an infant overdosed on fentanyl and was revived with Narcan at a hospital, police said Monday. Matthew Mcleod, 30, and Valene St. Onge, 29, were charged with furnishing drugs, and St. Onge was also charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, police...