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Indiana woman gets 6 years for role in death of her son, 2

Jul. 20, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman has been sentenced to six years in prison on neglect charges stemming from her 2-year-old son's beating death. Twenty-seven-year-old Amber V. Garrett was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in June to two felony neglect counts involving her son and daughter....

Ohio man enters Alford plea in death of girlfriend's son

Jul. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has entered a plea to charges in the death of his girlfriend's 11-month-old son and faces decades in state prison. The Blade reports 32-year-old Eric Mathis entered an Alford plea in a Toledo courtroom Friday in the beating death of 11-month-old Nehemiah Wright on New Year's...

Suit: Chicago police used excessive force in 3 raids on home

Jul. 20, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman is alleging in a federal lawsuit that Chicago police used excessive force when they raided her home three separate times this year. Attorney Al Hofeld Jr.is suing the Chicago Police Department on behalf of Krystal Archie and her three children, alleging civil rights violations and...

Woman gets 4-12 years in prison for child's fatal beating

Jul. 20, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York woman will spend four to 12 years in prison for the fatal beating of her 3-year-old son. Alison Bovio of Seneca Falls pleaded guilty to manslaughter last October, admitting she was present when her son Peter was fatally beaten in May 2018. She was sentenced...

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Jul. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a...

Mother convicted of deaths of 2 girls found on Colorado farm

Jul. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A jury in southwest Colorado has convicted a mother of two girls who died after they were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure. Nashika Bramble was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of...

Former West Virginia bishop disciplined by pope

Jul. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis has issued disciplinary action against a former West Virginia bishop, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said Friday. The diocese posted the pope's decision on its website, saying former bishop Michael Bransfield can't live within the diocese, can't...

Alabama woman is accused of killing her 14-month-old son

Jul. 19, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has been accused of abusing and killing her 14-month-old son. News outlets reports 30-year-old Temika Carter was charged Thursday with aggravated child abuse and the murder of her son. Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Commander Capt. Gary Hood says the baby was injured at...

Oklahoma man accused of raping child in McDonald's bathroom

Jul. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A 37-year-old Oklahoma man has been jailed on rape complaints after authorities said he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at a McDonald's play area, which the child was visiting during a day care field trip. Midwest City police say a day care worker knocked on...

Preacher gets deal in rape case after years of court delays

Jul. 19, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An evangelical Ohio preacher accused of repeatedly raping a child has avoided prison mostly because of his attorney, who's said to have used his position as Georgia house speaker to delay court proceedings. Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley told The Atlanta...