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Murder conviction overturned in Georgia hot car death case

Jun. 22, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.” Justin Ross Harris,...

Mom sentenced in death of newborn found in college dorm

Jun. 21, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been sentenced in the death of a newborn whose body was found inside a trash bag at college dormitory outside Cleveland. Breyona Reddick, 21, of Cleveland, was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 15 years, based on...

Man pleads guilty to killing woman, 3-year-old boy

Jun. 17, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty in the kidnapping and murder of his 3-year-old child and child’s mother. Michael Wolfe pleaded guilty Friday in Yamhill County District Court to aggravated murder and second-degree murder in the 2019 murders of Karissa and...

Arrest in decades-old cold case involving Maine baby death

Jun. 14, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

FRENCHVILLE, Maine (AP) — DNA evidence played a role in charges brought 36 years after a baby died in the far northern part of the state, police announced Tuesday. The newborn's body was discovered in Frenchville in December 1985 after a dog carried the baby's body several hundred...

30 years for man who killed ex, drove son with body in trunk

Jun. 14, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who killed his ex-girlfriend and drove their toddler son to Tennessee with her body in the trunk last July was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday. Tyler Rios pleaded guilty in April to aggravated manslaughter and desecrating human remains...

5 indicted in death of Mississippi baby at Alabama day care

Jun. 13, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

RED BAY, Ala. (AP) — The owner of an Alabama day care center, three former employees and the parent of a former employee have been indicted in the death of a Mississippi baby who was put to sleep on her stomach in violation of safety standards. The baby, 4-month-old Autumn Wells,...

Man convicted of hitting, killing mother and son

Jun. 13, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee driver charged in the deaths of a pregnant woman and her toddler has been convicted of reckless homicide and reckless endangerment. A jury in Jefferson City reached the verdict Saturday against William David Phillips, who was charged in the...

Salvadoran women jailed for abortion warn US of total ban

Jun. 11, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was nine months pregnant and working at a school cafeteria when she felt extreme pain in her back, like the crack of a hammer. She called 911 seven times before fainting in a bathroom in a pool of blood. The nightmare...

Texas 18-year-old charged with killing newborn in Colorado

Jun. 10, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

NUNN, Colo. (AP) — A Texas 18-year-old was charged with first-degree murder Friday in the stabbing of her baby after giving birth on her own while visiting Colorado with family, prosecutors said. Leiyla Cepeda told an investigator the baby was quiet and not moving and did not seem...

North Carolina man gets 20 years in infant son's death

Jun. 10, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison after he was convicted of causing injuries that led to his 7-month-old son's death in 2019. Christion Vaughn Jones Sr., 21, was facing a first-degree murder charge but pleaded guilty...