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Cops Make Concession in Case of Teen Found Dead in Freezer

Surveillance video will be released to Kenneka Jenkins' mom

(Newser) - There are still more questions than answers in the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago 19-year-old found dead in a hotel's walk-in freezer over the weekend, but officials have agreed to release surveillance video from the Crowne Plaza hotel in Rosemont, Ill., to Jenkins' mother. The move came amid... More »

Mom Who Gave Up Cancer Treatment to Save Baby Dies

Newborn Life Lynn DeKlyen is 'going to be fine,' Carrie DeKlyen's husband says

(Newser) - Life Lynn DeKlyen was born Wednesday in Ann Arbor's University Hospital, and her first name is a poignant reminder of the sacrifice her mom made to bring her into this world. Carrie DeKlyen, a mom of five from Wyoming, Mich., died Saturday, two days after doctors took her off... More »

Mom Raised $40K for Son's Cancer Care. He Didn't Have It

Monika Burgett is accused of having her 3-year-old's eyebrows, head shaved in the ruse

(Newser) - A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids. A Hamilton County prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday at the trial of Monika Burgett that she convinced doctors at Cincinnati Children'... More »

A Mother's 'Nanosecond of Nipple,' Then a Tweetstorm

Mom breastfeeding in London museum takes to Twitter after being asked to cover up

(Newser) - Surrounded by stone breasts, one mom was pressured to cover up her own. NPR reports on a breastfeeding mother who was asked by a staffer at London's Victoria and Albert Museum to cover up while trying to feed her 1-year-old in a museum courtyard over the weekend. But instead... More »

Mom Charged in 5 Murders Scolded for Court Antics

Isabel Martinez is accused of fatally stabbing 4 of her kids, their father

(Newser) - A woman charged with killing four of her young children and their father smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday before telling a judge she doesn't want an attorney. Isabel Martinez, 33, appeared before Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Michael Thorpe... More »

'AK-47 Bandit' May Have Finally Been Caught, Thanks to Call With Mom

Richard Gathercole was arrested on other charges, then linked to string of heists

(Newser) - Richard Gathercole was arrested June 20 after he allegedly tried to shoot a Kansas state trooper who was attempting to pull him over due to an obscured vehicle registration. But thanks to a phone call with his mother from jail, authorities now believe Gathercole is also responsible for more—much... More »

Cops: Man Decapitated Mom on Mother's Day

Oregon man brought head to store, police say

(Newser) - An Oregon man is accused of decapitating his mother on Mother's Day and bringing her head to a grocery store. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says Joshua Lee Webb, 36, killed his mother at their rural home Sunday. He then allegedly showed up at a grocery store in... More »

Mom, Child Die in 2 Different Accidents 30 Minutes Apart

What appears to be a sad coincidence in Alabama

(Newser) - A mother and her 5-year-old daughter were both killed Tuesday in Alabama—but, in what seems to be a freak coincidence, in two different incidents. Per Valley Head police, the girl was hit by a vehicle on state Route 117 just outside Mentone around 3:30pm, although authorities are still... More »

Greedy Mom Who Killed Her Kids or Victim of 'Junk Science'?

Intercept examines how fire science advances cast doubt on Angela Garcia's conviction

(Newser) - In May 2016, Angela Garcia did the unthinkable: She pleaded guilty to setting a fire that killed her 2-year-old and 3-year-old daughters, Nijah and Nyeemah, 16 years earlier. Liliana Segura reveals the innards of the Cleveland woman's case for the Intercept , exploring why so many—her lawyer, her family,... More »

10-Year-Old's Idea of 'Fun' Gets Mom Arrested: Cops

Police say Connecticut mother live-streamed son cruising around neighborhood

(Newser) - Not surprising: a 10-year-old boy proclaiming, "This is fun!" as he zips around town behind the wheel of his mom's Jeep Grand Cherokee. Even less surprising: the mom getting arrested for allegedly letting him do so. Per the Connecticut Post and Hartford Courant , that's what police... More »

Teen Dies Protecting Mom in Subway Shop Holdup

Cops say teen pushed her out of the way as man fired

(Newser) - Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store. Police say Javier Flores and his mother were the only people working in the southeast Houston Subway restaurant near closing time Wednesday night when two... More »

Mom of Triplets Dies After Babies Go Home for Christmas

Poppie, Mollie, and Evelyn Park were born several weeks before their due date

(Newser) - A UK mother who made the news for having extremely premature triplet girls who all survived has herself died unexpectedly. Rachel Park, who died at age 39 just days after taking her 9-month-old babies home from the hospital for Christmas, became pregnant after six years of trying with her husband,... More »

Tired of Kidnappings, Mexicans Kidnap Gang Leader's Mom

Vigilantes say they're 'legitimate self-defense force' against Raybel Jacobo de Almonte, posse

(Newser) - The way to a Mexican gang leader's heart isn't his stomach—it's his mom. At least, that's what vigilantes in a Mexican town in southern Guerrero state are banking on, holding hostage the mother of drug kingpin Raybel Jacobo de Almonte, aka "El Tequilero,"... More »

Mom in Custody After 4 Kids Stabbed to Death

All were under the age of 6

(Newser) - "It's really beyond words, quite frankly," says a commissioner in Tennessee's Shelby County. He was referring to the stabbing deaths of four siblings, all under the age of 6, in suburban Memphis on Friday, reports NBC News . Their mother, 29-year-old Shanynthia Gardner, is in custody facing... More »

'Toxic' Mom Called Family Meeting Before Opening Fire

Slain daughter was days away from marrying

(Newser) - Chilling details are continuing to surface in the shooting that left a mother and her two daughters dead in Texas. Authorities say Christy Sheats called a "family meeting" on Friday— her husband's birthday —and opened fire on daughters Madison, 17, and Taylor, 22, with a five-shot, .38-caliber... More »

After Baby Stops Breathing, 'Hey Siri' Comes to Rescue

Aussie mom used voice-activated feature to call ambulance as she performed CPR

(Newser) - An Aussie mom recently penned a heartfelt thank-you note to Apple, and her story of how the company's "Hey Siri" feature helped save her 1-year-old daughter is now making the rounds. Per 9to5mac.com , Stacey Gleeson noticed her daughter, Giana, wasn't breathing back in March, and as... More »

A Suicide Attempt, Then Cops Find a Captive Daughter

German 26-year-old, believed to be autistic, was likely held captive by mom 'for years'

(Newser) - A 54-year-old woman apparently despondent over being evicted may have tried to kill herself by throwing herself down a stairwell, reports NBC News . She survived, but German cops at the scene to enforce the eviction made a "shocking" discovery: a 26-year-old woman held in "inhumane conditions." "... More »

Daughter of Found Mom: 'I Will Never Call Her Again'

Tammy Miller doesn't expect a happy ending

(Newser) - A woman whose mother went missing for 40 years says she doesn't predict any joyous reunion—and feels fresh pain knowing her mom is alive, People reports. "I'm angry," says Tammy Miller, 45, whose mother, Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller, 69, was discovered Thursday in a small Texas... More »

Viral Photo of Mom, Twins Leaves Everyone Guessing

Can you tell which one's the mom?

(Newser) - What started out as a simple car selfie has turned into a viral sensation. Kaylan Mahomes of Indianapolis posted a pic on Twitter on Jan. 28 of herself, her twin sister Kyla, and their mom, captioned "Mom, twin & me," CNN reports. But that photo has caused thousands... More »

Woman in Labor Breaks Her Back, Loses Her Husband

Happy event turns tragic in Colorado

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a joyous occasion veered into tragedy last month for a pregnant Colorado woman. Jill Schmucker, a mom of two young boys, started to have contractions on Jan. 13, KUSA reports. She roused her husband, Tony, and they bundled up their sons, 6-year-old Ryder and 4-year-old... More »

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