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Woman pleads guilty in 3 sons’ deaths, sentenced to 37 years

Nov. 19, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy at the attention given them by her husband — who was once her mother’s boyfriend — pleaded guilty Tuesday in the boys’ deaths and was sentenced to 37 years in prison. Defendant...

Day care worker gets 10-year term in Kansas baby’s death

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted in the killing of a 9-month-old boy at a Kansas day care has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Carrody Melissa Buchhorn was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the September 2016 death of Oliver Ortiz at the Sunshine Kids...

Death penalty debated for woman in baby’s burning death

Nov. 13, 2019 9:02 AM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Prosecutors still are debating on whether to pursue the death penalty against a woman accused of burning her girlfriend’s baby to death, at the girlfriend’s request. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk reports prosecutors debated the move Tuesday at hearing for 27-year-old...

Jurors from outside parish to hear baby burning death case

Nov. 11, 2019 10:35 AM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Jurors will be brought in from another parish for the trial of a Louisiana mother charged with first-degree murder in the July 2018 burning death of her 6-month-old son. Hanna Nicole Barker will still be tried in Natchitoches, the Alexandria Town Talk reported. Barker is accused of...

Virginia mom charged with murder in 2-year-old son's death

Oct. 31, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia woman whose 2-year-old son was found in a trash incinerator has been charged with murder in his death. Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney Anton Bell told a news conference on Thursday that a warrant had been issued for 34-year-old Julia Leanna Tomlin, who also will be charged...

Mississippi dad's 'shaken baby' murder conviction reversed

Oct. 30, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi court has reversed the murder conviction of a father accused of shaking his 4-month-old daughter to death a decade ago. The Daily Journal reports Mississippi's Court of Appeals ordered a third trial for Joshua Clark, whose lawyer said "shaken baby syndrome" has been...

Lawyer blasts charges in toddler's cruise ship death

Oct. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for the Indiana family of an 18-month-old girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship in July said Puerto Rican prosecutors' decision to charge her grandfather with negligent homicide is "pouring salt" on the family's wounds. A judge in Puerto Rico ordered the...

The Latest: Lawyer blasts charges in toddler's cruise death

Oct. 29, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on charges filed in the death of an Indiana girl who fell from a cruise ship (all times local): 10:25 a.m. An attorney for the Indiana family of an 18-month-old girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship says Puerto Rican prosecutors' decision to charge her...

Nebraska couple gets probation for malnourished baby's death

Oct. 22, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has been sentenced to five years of probation for the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David Krutina Jr. and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina also were sentenced Monday to perform...

Second child dies after apartment fire in St. Louis

Oct. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two small children died after they were left alone in a St. Louis apartment that caught fire and a woman is in custody while the blaze is investigated, authorities said. A 5-year-old girl died Monday at a hospital, a day after the blaze broke out at the Clinton-Peabody public housing...