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Mom charged in death of baby who had fentanyl in his system

Jan. 21, 2022 10:42 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A mother whose infant son was found dead in her Cleveland home last week with suspected fentanyl in his system has been charged with felony child endangerment. A judge set Casey Bisner's bail at $50,000 during a court hearing Friday, rejecting prosecutors request...

3-month-old girl killed in crash on I-85 in North Carolina

Jan. 19, 2022 15:30 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-month-old girl died when she was ejected from a car during a crash on Interstate 85 in North Carolina, police said Wednesday. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when a car driven by Shanelle Johnson, 39, of Raleigh, tried to...

Man gets 65 years for death of 11-month-old Indiana girl

Jan. 19, 2022 11:16 AM EST

KNOX, Ind. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing an 11-month-old northern Indiana girl whose remains were found buried in a wooded area has been sentenced to the maximum 65-year prison term. After Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall sentenced Justin Miller on Tuesday,...

Couple charged after 2 children ingest fentanyl, infant dies

Jan. 18, 2022 10:52 AM EST

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An infant died and another young child became very ill after they ingested fentanyl in their family’s apartment, authorities said. Nicholas Lee, 25, and Brianna Roush, 26, of Circleville, are each charged with involuntary manslaughter, attempted...

Court to hear appeal of man convicted in son's hot-car death

Jan. 17, 2022 13:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours is asking Georgia's highest court to overturn his convictions for murder and child cruelty. Justin Ross Harris, 41, was convicted in November 2016 on eight counts including malice murder in the...

Woman indicted on murder charge in death of infant son

Jan. 16, 2022 11:53 AM EST

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky woman has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son, police said. A Trigg County grand jury handed down an indictment Friday for Shaylynn Curtis, 28, news outlets reported, citing a statement from Kentucky State Police. ...

Body of newborn found in duffle bag near Chicago firehouse

Jan. 15, 2022 11:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The body of a newborn baby was found inside a duffle bag early Saturday on Chicago's near North Side, police said. According to police, the remains of the male baby were found at about 5 a.m. And a spokesman for the city's fire department, Larry Merritt,, told the...

Suspect in double killing in Kirksville in custody

Jan. 12, 2022 13:52 PM EST

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Kirksville man charged with killing two people, including an 18-month-old child, and wounding two others has been arrested after 11 days on the run, police said. Anquan “AJ” Glover, 22, was arrested Monday by U.S. marshals and Missouri State Highway...

Springfield man sentenced to life in prison in death of baby

Jan. 11, 2022 10:37 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 29-year-old Springfield man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 2019 death of a 7-month-old baby. The Springfield News-Leader reports that child’s mother and prosecutors asked for the life term before 31-year-old Marc Carrier...

Prosecutor: NJ woman gets 21 years in crash that killed 2

Jan. 10, 2022 17:38 PM EST

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison in a fiery head-on crash that killed a mother and her infant son almost three years ago in New Jersey, prosecutors said. Nancy Cavanaugh, 68, was sentenced to 21 years Monday on pleas she...