Latest Child endangerment News

2 charged in death of Missouri child who ingested fentanyl

Dec. 01, 2022 15:43 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri adults have been charged in the death of a toddler after she ingested fentanyl, St. Louis County police announced Thursday. The child, 21-month-old Lilinna Leak, died after officers found her unconscious at a home in Florissant on Nov. 11, police...

Mother charged with murder after daughter found dead in fire

Nov. 28, 2022 12:51 PM EST

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area woman has been arrested on murder charges after investigators say she killed one of her twin 4-year-old daughters and set fire to her apartment to conceal the death, burning the other twin. Nicole Jackson, 27, was arrested Friday by East Point...

Arizona saw an increase in child deaths during 2021

Nov. 26, 2022 13:58 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Drownings, child neglect and firearms contributed to an increase in child deaths in Arizona during 2021, marking the highest rate of child deaths in the last 10 years, according to an annual report issued by the state. The review released earlier this month by the...

St. Louis police say 3-year-old shot himself in the eye

Nov. 20, 2022 17:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Police say a 3-year-old boy was in critical condition after shooting himself in the eye. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that investigators are looking into possible charges of endangering the welfare of a child after the Saturday afternoon shooting...

Prosecutor: Mother gets life in death of 17-month-old son

Nov. 20, 2022 17:12 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman convicted of murder in the death of her 17-month-old son 4 1/2 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole, authorities said. Judge Gwendolyn Blue also sentenced Heather Reynolds, 45, of Sicklervile last week...

NW Indiana woman pleads guilty in abuse death of brother, 10

Nov. 16, 2022 13:18 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to neglect in the death of her 10-year-old brother, who prosecutors said endured months of abuse from her and her spouse before he died in 2020. April L. Wright, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of neglect...

Judge dismisses charges against teen in Kennywood shooting

Nov. 12, 2022 10:55 AM EST

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has dismissed all charges against a teenager wounded in a shooting at a western Pennsylvania amusement park that also sent another teen and an adult to the hospital. An Allegheny County district court judge dismissed aggravated assault, reckless...

Ex-cop guilty of murder in freezing death of 8-year-old son

Nov. 04, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A jury convicted a former New York City police officer on Friday of second-degree murder in the death of his 8-year-old son, who was forced to sleep overnight on the concrete floor of a freezing garage. Michael Valva was found guilty of four counts of child...

Jury acquits Indiana man of abandoning adult daughter

Oct. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A jury acquitted a man of neglect charges Thursday after he was accused with his ex-wife of abandoning an adopted daughter. The Tippecanoe Superior Court panel deliberated about two hours before finding Michael Barnett not guilty of three neglect charges and...

Officials: Virginia mom charged in son's THC gummy death

Oct. 21, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia mother has been charged with felony murder and felony child neglect in the death of her 4-year-old son, who authorities believe ate a large amount of THC gummies. Detectives arrested Dorothy Annette Clements on Wednesday and she is being held...