Latest Child endangerment News

Doubt raised in case of mom accused of putting son in trunk

Jan. 14, 2022 13:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has found no probable cause to support a charge a Houston mother faces after being accused of placing her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car in an attempt to isolate him after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 41-year-old mother had been charged by...

St. Louis area man charged in death of 4-year-old son

Jan. 13, 2022 08:12 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been charged in the death of his 4-year-old son. Blake Dopirak, 23, of Manchester, was charged Wednesday with a felony count of abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He is jailed on...

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...

Court upholds Virginia father's child cruelty conviction

Jan. 11, 2022 10:33 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the child cruelty conviction of a Virginia father who argued that prosecutors failed to prove he broke the law because “his only purpose was to discipline his child.” James Eberhardt was convicted for injuries his 9-year-old...

La Crosse woman charged after son ingests heroin

Jan. 07, 2022 17:20 PM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a La Crosse woman with after her 10-month-old son ingested heroin. The La Crosse Tribune reported 32-year-old Jessica Borger was charged Thursday with child neglect causing great bodily harm and bail jumping for allegedly violating a...

Father, mother both face charges in infant son's death

Jan. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged in the death of his infant son will now face an aggravated murder count after the child's death was ruled a homicide, authorities announced Friday. Earnest Alexander, 35, of Cleveland, initially was charged with child endangerment in the death of...

Mother charged after son found in trunk at COVID test site

Jan. 07, 2022 16:51 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston mother was charged after authorities allege she placed her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car in an attempt to isolate him after he had tested positive for COVID-19 and then took him to a drive-thru testing site. The 41-year-old is charged with...

Northern Missouri man, woman charged in toddler's death

Jan. 06, 2022 09:24 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — A man and a woman from northern Missouri have been charged in the Christmas Eve death of a toddler. Christopher Robert Wilson, 46, and Avery Nicole Young, 22, were arrested Tuesday on warrants charging them with second-degree murder and endangering the...

Texas day care gets reprieve after drilling plan is rejected

Jan. 06, 2022 00:08 AM EST

Parents who send their children to a day care center in Arlington, Texas, will be able to breathe easier after the city refused to let a major energy company drill more gas wells a few hundred feet from the center's playground. The Arlington City Council voted 5-4 on Tuesday night to...

Texas day care gets reprieve after drilling plan is rejected

Jan. 05, 2022 18:51 PM EST

Parents who send their children to a day care center in Arlington, Texas, will be able to breathe easier after the city refused to let a major energy company drill more gas wells a few hundred feet from the center's playground. The Arlington City Council voted 5-4 on Tuesday night to...