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Cops: 9-Year-Old Child Worker Tortured, Killed by Bosses

They allegedly inserted an air compressor into Sagar Barman's rectum

(Newser) - A 9-year-old factory worker in Bangladesh was killed Sunday when other employees allegedly inserted an air compressor's nozzle into his rectum and turned it on, AFP reports. Police say senior employees were upset Sagar Barman went into a restricted area of Zobeda Textile Mill in Dhaka. But Sagar's... More »

Police: Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Dead After Mom's Murder

Body of Taliyah Marsman found in rural field

(Newser) - A 5-year-old Canadian girl missing following her mother's murder is believed dead. The Calgary Herald reports authorities found a body believed to be that of Taliyah Marsman in a rural field on Thursday. Police believe she was dead before an Amber Alert for her went out early Tuesday. Her... More »

Family Doesn't Understand Why Mom Killed 4 Kids

7-year-old managed to escape

(Newser) - The horrific murder of four young children in suburban Memphis on Friday is a complete mystery to those who knew Shanynthia Gardner. The 29-year-old is accused of killing 4-year-old Tallen Gardner, 3-year-old Sya Gardner, 2-year-old Sahvi Gardner, and 6-month-old Yahzi Gardner with a butcher knife, the AP reports. A fifth... More »

Student Who Left Baby to Die in Sorority Trash Gets Life

Emile Weaver apologized, but judge didn't buy her remorse

(Newser) - A former Ohio college student who gave birth in April 2015 and then left her daughter in a trash bag outside her on-campus sorority house to die was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday. "I stand before you a broken-down woman, asking for forgiveness and mercy,"... More »

Cops: Man Killed Young Boy for Not Cleaning Room

Orlando Williams was allegedly angry after tripping over a laundry basket

(Newser) - An 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy was killed this week because he didn't clean up his room, KDKA reports. JonMarquis Stepich was in the care of his mom's fiancé, Orlando Williams, last Sunday, while his mom was at work. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , JonMarquis was sleeping when Williams, who... More »

Boy Abducted Off Detroit Street Found Dead

Police have arrested the chief suspect

(Newser) - A body found in an overgrown vacant lot on Detroit's east side has been identified as a 13-year-old boy abducted two days ago from a city street, the AP reports. The Wayne County medical examiner's office says Deontae Mitchell's mother made the identification Thursday afternoon. An autopsy... More »

Police: Phoenix Mom Kills 3 Young Sons, Stabs Herself

A baby, a 5-year-old, and an 8-year-old were found in a closet

(Newser) - An Arizona woman stabbed her three young sons to death and put their bodies in a closet before she tried to kill herself at their home, police said Thursday. The woman's brother called 911 after returning to the northwest Phoenix home late Wednesday and finding she had locked him... More »

One of NJ's 'Most Notorious Cold Cases' Is Closed

Michelle Lodzinski guilty of murdering young son

(Newser) - Nearly a quarter-century after she reported him missing, Michelle Lodzinski has been found guilty of murdering her 5-year-old son. The conviction closes one of New Jersey's "most notorious cold cases," the New York Times reports. Lodzinski told police that her son, Timothy "Timmy" Wiltsey, disappeared from... More »

Parents of Boy Missing 20 Years Charged With His Murder

Peter Kema Jr. disappeared at age 6

(Newser) - The parents of a Hawaii boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidence, the AP reports. The boy's parents have long been suspects in the 1997 disappearance of then 6-year-old Peter Kema Jr., known... More »

Children of Famed Pianist Were Likely Smothered

Medical examiner's office reports findings

(Newser) - Concert pianist Vadym Kholodenko's two young daughters were probably smothered to death with pillows, investigators believe. The official ruling on the manner of the March 17 deaths of Nika Kholodenko, 5, and Michaela Maria Kholodenko, 1, as reported Thursday by a Texas medical examiner's office: homicidal violence, with... More »

Man Who Reported Toddler Missing in '02 Now Arrested

The Jahi Turner case shook San Diego

(Newser) - Almost exactly 14 years after the disappearance of 2-year-old Jahi Turner shook San Diego, the man who reported him missing has been arrested. Tieray Jones, the boy's stepfather, was arrested in North Carolina on Monday on suspicion of murder, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . On April 25, 2002, he... More »

Social Workers Charged After Abused Boy Beaten to Death

They should have done something to stop it, prosecutors say

(Newser) - In what the Los Angeles Times describes as a "rare" move, social workers have been charged with a crime following the death of a child. Gabriel Fernandez, 8, died in Palmdale in 2013 after his mother and her boyfriend allegedly tortured him—pepper spraying him, making him eat his... More »

Deaths of Pianist's Kids Renew Talk of Cliburn Curse

3 of 16 Cliburn winners have died at an early age

(Newser) - Three years after winning the prestigious gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, pianist Vadym Kholodenko suffered the deaths of his two young children, for which his estranged wife has been charged with capital murder . It's just the latest tragedy to befall a Cliburn winner, Scott Cantrell... More »

Mom Arrested in Murders of Famed Pianist's Daughters

Sofya Tsygankova is undergoing mental health evaluation

(Newser) - Texas police say they've arrested the estranged wife of an internationally renowned pianist on capital murder charges in the deaths of the couple's two young children . Benbrook Police Cmdr. David Babcock said Monday that police have served an arrest warrant on Sofya Tsygankova, the wife of the Ukranian... More »

Famed Pianist's Young Children Found Dead

Vadym Kholodenko placed the 911 call Thursday morning

(Newser) - Police in Benbrook, Texas, responded to a 911 call on Thursday and found a tragic scene: the two young daughters of a celebrated concert pianist dead in their beds, and his estranged wife stabbed. The specifics of what may have happened became only slightly less opaque during a Friday press... More »

'Horrendous' Details Revealed in NYC Baby Killing

Woman accused of cutting newborn's umbilical cord, throwing her in trash

(Newser) - "The actions of this defendant are so horrendous and so reprehensible that it shocks one's conscience," an assistant district attorney told a courtroom in Staten Island, NY, on Monday in the case of 28-year-old Nausheen Rahman. The defendant is accused of murdering her newborn daughter and then... More »

Boy Found in Mom's Car Had Likely Been Dead 10 Years

Tonya Slaton charged with murdering son between 2004 and 2005

(Newser) - The body of Quincy Davis, who went missing as a teenager in 2004, was found in the trunk of his mother's car in Virginia—and authorities say Davis had likely been dead much of that time. His mother, Tonya Slaton, has been charged with murdering her son sometime between... More »

Authorities Detail the Plot to Murder Nicole Lovell

Suspects planned everything out, they say

(Newser) - Virginia authorities have released disturbing details of the kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, the AP reports. Suspects David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers planned the crime, they said Thursday, deciding together that Eisenhauer would cut Lovell's throat at a remote location they pre-selected, and going to separate Walmart... More »

Mom Who Killed 2 Kids After Losing Custody Gets Life

Marilyn Edge claimed she was taking them to Disneyland

(Newser) - An Arizona woman who murdered her two children after saying she was going to take them to Disneyland will be spending the rest of her life in prison. A judge in California, where the bodies of 13-year-old Jaelen Edge and his sister Faith, 10, were found in a hotel room... More »

Gruesome Child Murders Leave Cops 'Shaken'

Social workers visited children's home 4 times in last year

(Newser) - In the year before two children were found dead in a California storage locker, social workers visited the home of their guardian at least four times but didn't identify enough of a risk to remove the children. "We're looking at the case to see if there's... More »

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