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Pregnant woman dies in California crash; baby survives

Aug. 12, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A pedestrian who was more than eight months pregnant was struck and killed by a car in Southern California, but her baby survived, authorities said. The 23-year-old victim was walking on a sidewalk with her husband in Anaheim Tuesday evening when a Jeep SUV jumped the curb, drove...

Man charged in beating death of girlfriend’s toddler

Aug. 11, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A man has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of his girlfriend's toddler daughter, who authorities said suffered a fatal head injury while in his care last month. Bail was set at $1 million for Devon Mallory, 31, of Euclid. It wasn't known Tuesday if he has retained an...

North Dakota man sentenced to life in baby daughter's death

Aug. 7, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man will serve life in prison without parole after being convicted of killing his infant daughter. Jose Rivera-Rieffel, 23, was sentenced Friday after being convicted in March on felony charges of murder and child abuse. Rivera-Rieffel’s daughter died in April 2018,...

This July 23, 2020 booking photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Lesa Lopez, 52. The California woman was arrested for allegedly killing her newborn baby boy in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years ago in a case that was solved decades later thanks to genetic genealogy, authorities said Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mother arrested in her baby's 1988 killing thanks to DNA

Aug. 3, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman has been arrested in the death of her newborn baby boy in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years ago in a case that was solved decades later because of genetic genealogy, authorities said Monday. Lesa Lopez, 52, admitted to investigators she was the mother of the baby...

Woman gets 30 years for baby's death from meth-tainted milk

Aug. 2, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of her 2-month-old infant, who died after ingesting breast milk tainted with methamphetamine. Ashlee Rans, 36, was sentenced Thursday by a Marshall County judge after pleading guilty...

Teen parents plead not guilty in infant's death

Aug. 1, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two teenage parents are facing homicide charges in the death of their infant. Samantha May Hance, 19, and a 16-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in Yellowstone County District Court on Friday, The Billings Gazette reported. In both cases, Judge Ashley Harada...

West Virginia mom charged with neglect in baby's death

Jul. 31, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

BENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A mother was charged with child neglect resulting in death after her months old baby died from injuries sustained while the woman was allegedly using drugs at a West Virginia home, according to authorities. Kace Lee Shmigal, 31, surrendered to authorities on the charge Thursday, news...

Woman sentenced to 17 1/2 to 40 years in 6-month-old's death

Jul. 29, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 17 1/2 to 40 years in prison in the death of her 6-month-old daughter who was found dead in a storage container in a crawl space in their eastern Pennsylvania home. The Reading Eagle reports that 29-year-old Samantha Trump of Spring Township was sentenced...

Police: Baby died after being left alone in vehicle

Jul. 29, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in the Virginia city of Chesapeake say that a baby girl has died after being left alone in an unoccupied vehicle. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the infant had been in the car for several hours on Tuesday. The Chesapeake Police Department said officers responded to...

Police: Mom charged in willful crash that killed her baby

Jul. 28, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A woman accused of intentionally crashing her car into another vehicle carrying her 3-month-old daughter and the child's father has been charged with felony murder in the infant's death, Atlanta police said Tuesday. Titayanna Phillips, 21, also was charged with aggravated assault in the...