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Couple accused of faking baby's birth, death to scam gifts

Aug. 16, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

FRIEDENS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family. State police on Thursday charged Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Authorities say the couple...

Salvadoran woman accused of abortion faces retrial

Aug. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman charged with homicide in El Salvador after delivering a baby into a toilet faced trial a second time Thursday. The retrial of Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, whose pregnancy resulted from a rape, began in this town 2½ miles (4 kilometers) northeast of...

State seeks death for mom accused in baby's burning death

Aug. 14, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Louisiana is seeking the death penalty for a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 6-month-old son. The Alexandria Town Talk reports the state has filed notice to seek death for Hanna Nicole Barker over the July death of Levi Cole Ellerbe. Barker was arrested...

Southern Illinois man guilty of lesser charge in boys' death

Aug. 13, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has found a southern Illinois man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death a toddler. Judge Dennis Doyle handed down the verdict Tuesday in the trial of Gyasi Campbell stemming from the April 2017 death of 2-year-old Kane Friess-Wylie of Belleville. The Belleville...

Police: Georgia woman charged in baby's death during fight

Aug. 13, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say another woman has been charged in the July death of a 3-month-old baby, who was dropped and fatally injured during a fight. WALB-TV reports 30-year-old Terra Shanquelle Brown turned herself in Sunday and was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree child...

Utah man closer to death by firing squad after losing appeal

Aug. 12, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death row inmate featured in the popular book "Under the Banner of Heaven" after killing his sister-in-law and her child for resisting his polygamist beliefs inched closer to becoming the first American to be executed by firing squad in nearly a decade after losing his latest...

Woodbury father charged in death of his baby son

Aug. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors say a Woodbury father intentionally dropped his 5-month-old son headfirst on the floor because the baby was crying and fussy. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Hoisser is charged with second-degree murder in the April death of his son, Gus. Hoisser's bail was set...

Charges dropped against mother accused in newborns' deaths

Aug. 2, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mother accused of contributing to the deaths of her newborn twins by using drugs will not be prosecuted. News outlets report that charges against 29-year-old Tiffany Marie Roberts were dropped Thursday in a Chattanooga courtroom. Hamilton County district attorney's...

2 indicted in starvation death of South Dakota toddler

Aug. 2, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Two people have been indicted in the starvation death of a 3-year-old South Dakota girl who was in their care. A grand jury charged 25-year-old Renae Fayant and 27-year-old Robert Price Jr., of Brookings, with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and abuse or cruelty to a...

Delay in grand jury action in death of twins left in car

Aug. 1, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors need more time to investigate the heatstroke deaths of twin 1-year-olds left in a parked car before deciding whether to proceed with charges against the children's father, a New York City judge was told on Thursday. An assistant Bronx district attorney said at a court hearing...