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San Francisco police find dead infant at golf course

Nov. 11, 2019 7:19 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco are investigating the death of an infant whose body was found at a golf course. The San Francisco police department said Monday that officers were dispatched Saturday afternoon to the Lincoln Park Golf Course, where they found the infant. The baby was declared...

Man guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed woman, baby

Nov. 11, 2019 5:50 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted in a hit-and-run crash that left a woman and baby dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Markquise Wallace was found guilty Friday of two counts of vehicular homicide and other charges. He faces up to 65 years in prison at a Nov. 25...

Jurors from outside parish to hear baby burning death case

Nov. 11, 2019 10:35 AM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Jurors will be brought in from another parish for the trial of a Louisiana mother charged with first-degree murder in the July 2018 burning death of her 6-month-old son. Hanna Nicole Barker will still be tried in Natchitoches, the Alexandria Town Talk reported. Barker is accused of...

Iowa man, 19, gets 100-year sentence for 8-month-old's death

Nov. 10, 2019 5:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 100 years in prison for the death of his 8-month-old daughter after he pleaded guilty to several charges. The Des Moines Register reports that Jayden Straight pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and several related charges...

Mississippi police: Teen mom fractured slain son's skull

Nov. 8, 2019 8:16 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say a teenage mother charged with killing her 3-month-old son is accused of fracturing his skull and leg. The Biloxi Sun-Herald reports the investigation has revealed the child also had brain bleeding and severe hemorrhaging when he was admitted to a Gulfport...

Man convicted of killing woman, child sentenced to 20 years

Nov. 7, 2019 4:04 PM EST

LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who admitted to killing his girlfriend and her toddler son and burying their bodies on a western New York farm has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Alberto Reyes pleaded guilty on Sept. 11 to two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and her...

Jury convicts couple of murder, neglect in toddler death

Nov. 7, 2019 12:27 PM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury has convicted a West Virginia couple of murder and neglect in the death of their toddler, who appeared to have been starved to death. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Mercer County jurors deliberated for more than an hour Wednesday before returning the verdict for...

Alabama couple convicted in death of malnourished baby girl

Nov. 7, 2019 3:15 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The parents of an 11-month-old girl who doctors testified died from malnourishment and a lethal dose of medicine have been convicted of aggravated child abuse. Al.com reports the baby's father, Joshua Lee Foster, was found guilty in Madison County court on Wednesday. The mother,...

Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in toddler's death

Nov. 6, 2019 4:52 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old New Hampshire boy. An autopsy showed that Jacob Pelletier, of Manchester, died of blunt force trauma to the abdomen in 2017. He was found unconscious in his family's apartment. Mark Heath, who lives in...

Colorado woman arrested in 1996 death of newborn

Nov. 5, 2019 6:15 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 1996 death of a newborn girl whose body was found in a garbage bag weighed down with rocks in a northern Colorado reservoir. Jennifer Katalinich, 42, also known as Jennifer Tjornehoj, turned herself in to authorities and was...