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Connecticut man arrested in killing, dismemberment of baby

Dec. 05, 2022 21:32 PM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man wanted for the killing and dismemberment of his 11-month-old daughter has been arrested after a two-week search by local and federal authorities. Police said Christopher Francisquini, 31, was found at a bus stop in Waterbury on Friday...

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...

Man in prison for 3 decades gets new trial in baby's killing

Dec. 01, 2022 14:42 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man imprisoned for the past 28 years for a New Haven shooting that killed a baby and paralyzed her grandmother has been granted a new trial by a judge, who said prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense and city police failed to pursue other suspects —...

Mother charged with murder in stabbings of her 2 boys in NYC

Nov. 28, 2022 08:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A mother has been charged with murder in the stabbings of two small children in a Bronx apartment, police said Monday. Dimone Fleming, 22, is accused of killing 11-month-old Octavius Fleming-Canada and 3-year-old Dashawn Fleming, who were found with multiple stab...

Ukrainian authorities say rocket strike on maternity ward kills newborn baby; mother, doctor pulled from rubble

Nov. 23, 2022 03:54 AM EST
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities say rocket strike on maternity ward kills newborn baby; mother, doctor pulled from rubble.

Reward offered in killing of 11-month old Connecticut girl

Nov. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EST

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered as Connecticut authorities continue to search for a parolee accused of killing and dismembering his 11-month-old daughter. Law enforcement officials announced the reward Monday as efforts broadened to find Christopher...

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...

2 arrested in 9-month-old baby's fatal shooting in Merced

Nov. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EST

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Police in central California have arrested two people in last week's killing of a 9-month-old boy who was fatally shot while sitting in a stroller being pushed by his mother, authorities said. Daevon Motshwane, 18, was arrested Thursday at a motel in Gilroy,...

California woman charged in killings of sister, baby niece

Nov. 14, 2022 21:31 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend were charged Monday with the murder of her 18-year-old sister and 3-week-old niece who were shot in their Fresno home out of jealousy and sibling rivalry in September, authorities said. Yarelly Solorio-Rivera, 22, and...

Texas woman gets death for killing woman to take unborn baby

Nov. 09, 2022 17:36 PM EST

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury sentenced a woman to death Wednesday for killing a pregnant woman she knew to take her unborn daughter. Jurors returned with the sentence for Taylor Parker, 29, after deliberating for just over an hour, the Texarkana Gazette reported. The same...