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Mom Suspected of Killing 8 of Her 9 Children Wins Parole

Marybeth Tinning was jailed in the 1980s for killing her baby but authorities think she killed others

(Newser) - A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children was granted parole, per the AP . State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision officials said Marybeth Tinning, 75, could be released from prison as early as next... More »

Millionaire Mom Gets 18 Years for Killing Son

Gigi Jordan says she killed 8-year-old Jude Mirra to save him from dad's abuse

(Newser) - Gigi Jordan, a pharmaceutics entrepreneur worth millions, had a variety of options at her disposal in handling her developmentally disabled son, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Matthew Solomon said yesterday at her sentencing. Instead, she drugged 8-year-old Jude Mirra to death with Ambien and Xanax in 2010, leading Solomon to sentence... More »

Let's Heed Moms' Warning Signs

(Newser) - It’s easy to demonize Otty Sanchez, the Texas mother who allegedly killed and ate parts of her weeks-old son, but the case suggests “some steps we as a society should be taking to support new mothers,” Karen Houppert writes in Salon. Even the medical community is ignorant... More »

'Snatched' Toddler's Body Found; Mom Grilled

Mom claimed she was knocked unconscious by kidnappers

(Newser) - Police are probing inconsistencies in a California mother's story of her daughter's abduction after the toddler's body was found in a ditch off a freeway, reports the Los Angeles Times. Stacy Barker, 20, said she was knocked unconscious in a Los Angeles area park by attackers who snatched 18-month-old Emma... More »

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