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Grandmother arrested in connection with death of 2-year-old

Oct. 15, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque grandmother has been arrested in connection with the death of her 2-year-old granddaughter two weeks ago. The girl's father, Michael Garcia, was arrested shortly after the toddler's death on Oct. 1. Albuquerque police said Friday...

Man charged in 1982 disappearance of 9-month-old child

Oct. 14, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Chicago man was charged in Michigan with murder in the disappearance of a 9-month-old girl in 1982, authorities said Thursday. Isiah Williams is accused of taking the child from her mother during a physical altercation when they lived together...

Two people charged in death of 2-year-old Ames boy

Oct. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two people have been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy in April, Ames police said Thursday. Trevin D. Nicholson, 25, of Centennial, Colorado, was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death. He was arrested Tuesday in...

Wichita woman charged with murder in baby daughter's death

Oct. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Wichita woman has been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of her baby daughter. Neriah Dilley made her first court appearance Thursday and remains jailed on $250,000 bond, KAKE-TV reported. ...

UN starts vaccinating people against Ebola in Congo

Oct. 13, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that officials have begun vaccinating people in eastern Congo against Ebola, after it was confirmed last week that the disease killed a toddler. The U.N. health agency said in a statement that people at high...

Man accused of kidnapping woman, attempting to kill infant

Oct. 11, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Ridgefield, Washington man is being held on $1 million bail after authorities say he kidnapped a woman early Sunday as she sought help at a Vancouver, Washington convenience store, assaulted her and tried to kill their infant. Aarondeep Johal,...

Louisiana woman charged in infant daughter’s death

Oct. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been charged in connection with the death of her infant daughter, authorities said. Kageionna Butler of Houma was arrested Sunday and charged with principal to second-degree murder, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said in...

Appeals court throws out life term in 2004 newborn's death

Oct. 11, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has thrown out the life-without-parole sentence imposed on a western Pennsylvania woman in the murder of her newborn baby 17 years ago. The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that now-44-year-old Jessica Rizor's attorney erred in...

Georgia couple charged after girl they were babysitting dies

Oct. 11, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A husband and wife were arrested early Monday in north Georgia and charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl they were babysitting. Juan Martinez, 31, and Nancy Martinez, 32, were being held without bond at the Hall County jail on...

Iowa caregiver arrested after drugs linked to baby's death

Oct. 11, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman faces criminal charges after a baby girl who had been in her care died and was found to have illicit drugs in her system. Des Moines police arrested Nicole Ghee, 40, on suspicion of child endangerment and drug possession in the...