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Man accused of killing woman's dog with hammer gets 9 months

Sep. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a woman's puppy with a hammer has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Shearer, of Portage, learned his sentence on Friday. He pleaded no contest in May to the mistreatment of an animal causing death, disorderly conduct...

Police: Man takes car with toddler inside, kills bicyclist

Sep. 21, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man carjacked a vehicle with a 2-year-old in the backseat and then fatally struck a bicyclist while fleeing from police. A Cleveland police spokeswoman says a 38-year-old man has been arrested. The toddler who was secured in a car seat wasn't injured. Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia...

Mom accused of trying to kill herself and baby pleads guilty

Sep. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman accused of trying to kill herself and her baby by deliberately crashing her car may avoid any time in jail under the terms of her plea agreement with prosecutors. Julia Alzoubaidi, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony abuse or cruelty to a minor, which is...

Nebraska couple plead guilty in death of malnourished infant

Sep. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has taken a plea deal in the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina, of Louisville (LOO'-iss-vihl), are scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21. They...

Judge rejects 30-year sentence for man who killed mom, son

Sep. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea deal for a Utah man who acknowledged killing his girlfriend and her toddler. The deal called for him to get a lesser sentence for helping police find their remains, officials said. Christopher Poulson pleaded guilty to murder charges in the 2015 deaths...

Police: New Mexico child dies after being left in vehicle

Sep. 18, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman has been charged in the death of a toddler who was left in a vehicle. Investigators with the Hobbs Police Department say Tammy Brooks was supposed to drop off the 2-year-old child at daycare Tuesday morning but drove to work instead. The child was left unattended in a...

Jury convicts man in death of 8-month-old girl

Sep. 18, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia jury has convicted a Charleston man in the death of his ex-girlfriend's 8-month-old daughter. News outlets report William Ellis Bowen IV was convicted Tuesday on charges of child abuse causing death and failure to provide medical care for a child resulting in death....

Police: Fentanyl exposure caused baby's death, mom charged

Sep. 17, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Bangor, Maine, Police Department says a baby's death nearly a year ago was caused by fentanyl, leading to charges against the mother. Police said 33-year-old Kimberly Nelligan, of Bangor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. She also faces a...

Correction: Buried Newborn story

Sep. 16, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about an Ohio woman convicted of corpse abuse after the death of her newborn, The Associated Press omitted the potential sentence Brooke Skylar Richardson could have faced if she had been convicted of aggravated murder. The potential sentence was life in prison. A...

NC man charged with second-degree murder in baby's death

Sep. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man charged in an 8-week-old baby's death faces his first court appearance this week. The Burke County Sheriff's Office said a second-degree murder warrant was served Friday on 23-year-old Maurice DaShawn Springs of Morganton. He was in the Burke-Catawba jail without...