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Guy Accused of Killing 7-Year-Old Enters His Plea

Timothy Madden is arraigned in Kentucky

(Newser) - The man accused of kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old Kentucky girl has pleaded not guilty. Amy Gabriella Doolin's mother, Amy Doolin, sobbed and held her hand over her mouth as a judge read the charges against 38-year-old Timothy Madden of Scottsville, Kentucky, on Monday. Allen County District Judge Martha... More »

Arrest Made in Murder of 7-Year-Old Kentucky Girl

The arrested is a local father of five who went to school with the victim's dad

(Newser) - Kentucky police have made an arrest in the murder of 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin, WHAS reports. Timothy Madden was arrested Friday in connection with the crime and is facing charges, though no charges have been released, according to WKRN . WKYT reports the 38-year-old Madden is from the same small town—Scottsville—... More »

7-Year-Old Murder Victim Got 'Lost in a Crowd'

No arrests made in killing that has shaken Ky. town

(Newser) - It took less than a half-hour for the lives of Gabriella Doolin's parents to go from normal to nightmare. The 7-year-old girl was found dead 25 minutes after she disappeared from a youth football game in Scottsville, Ky., Saturday night, and police have confirmed that she was murdered. Gabriella'... More »

7-Year-Old Girl Found Dead Near School Football Game

Gabriella Doolin's death is a homicide, police say

(Newser) - Kentucky state police didn't take long in finding Gabriella Doolin's body. Her mom reported the 7-year-old missing from an Allen County-Scottsville High School football game Saturday evening in Scottsville, Kentucky, and 25 minutes later, police found Gabriella behind the school. Her body was in a creek in a... More »

8-Year-Old Charged in Beating Death of 1-Year-Old

'One of the saddest cases that I have witnessed'

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers went to a nightclub, Alabama police said Monday. Birmingham police spokesperson Sean Edwards said the boy beat and killed 1-year-old Kelci Lewis when she wouldn't stop crying.... More »

Vet, 75, Saves Kids From Knife-Wielding Attacker

He used his 50-year-old training to disarm man allegedly bent on killing children

(Newser) - A 75-year-old veteran used his Army knife-fight training to stop a man armed with two hunting knives from going after a roomful of children Tuesday at an Illinois public library, the Pekin Daily Times reports. Sixteen children were getting a chess lesson from James Vernon in a room at the... More »

3rd Baby in 3 Months Is Thrown From NYC Window

6-month-old girl died as neighbors watched

(Newser) - A 6-month-old girl died Thursday after being tossed from the window of an apartment building, witnesses and police said, the third child killed that way in the city in three months. The New York Police Department said a 25-year-old woman believed to be the infant's mother was in the... More »

Boy Who Killed Girl Over Puppies Used Gun in Closet

The 12-gauge shotgun, unlocked in closet, belonged to his dad

(Newser) - An 11-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his 8-year-old neighbor when she refused to show him her puppies got the 12-gauge shotgun used in the shooting from an unlocked closet in his mobile home in White Pine, Tenn., police say. Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig tells the Washington Post the... More »

Boy, 11, Allegedly Killed 8-Year-Old Girl Over Puppy

Shooting occurs about 40 miles east of Knoxville

(Newser) - An 11-year-old boy has been charged with murder after he killed his 8-year-old neighbor, police said, and witnesses say it was because the girl wouldn't let him see her puppy. Deputies were called to the neighborhood in White Pine, about 40 miles east of Knoxville, on Saturday night. The... More »

Mom Accused of Murdering Baby Had Another Baby Who Died

Jennifer Berry now being investigated for 2008 death of infant son

(Newser) - A 33-year-old Yonkers woman is being held without bail on murder and manslaughter charges after allegedly throwing her newborn daughter to her death out a seventh-story apartment window—and now prosecutors in Westchester are investigating the 2008 death of her infant son, the New York Times reports. "In light... More »

Cops: Woman Tosses Newborn From Window

She reportedly claims the baby had died first

(Newser) - A 33-year-old woman could face criminal charges after police say she threw her newborn baby—complete with placenta and umbilical cord—out the window of her New York City apartment Monday, the New York Daily News reports. She reportedly told police the baby had died before she threw it, according... More »

Child's Body Exhumed to Solve 1968 Murder

Officials hope new technology will break the cold case

(Newser) - Forty-seven years after a young girl was found dead in a suitcase, law-enforcement agents have exhumed her body, hoping to find out who she was and who killed her, the AP reports. The body of Jane Doe West Alton, as she is known, was found by fishermen in a weighted... More »

After Baby Doe's Murder, a Heroin Binge: Prosecutor

Couple allegedly high, perhaps for days, after Bella's death

(Newser) - Locking Bella Bond in a closet as she screamed had, predictably, done little to calm the 2-year-old in the past. So when she refused to go to sleep one day in late May, Michael McCarthy told Rachelle Bond, his girlfriend and Bella's mom, that he'd quiet her, per... More »

How 'Baby Doe' May Have Died

Father says he came to Boston to meet her for first time

(Newser) - More disturbing details have surfaced in the Baby Doe case ahead of a court hearing today. A law enforcement source tells CNN that 2-year-old Bella Bond was punched by her mother's boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, because he believed the little girl was possessed. Investigation insiders tell the Boston Globe that... More »

Father Speaks Out in Death of 'Baby Doe'

He says he doesn't believe toddler's mother killed her

(Newser) - The father of "Baby Doe" doesn't believe the girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, killed her, telling WHDH-TV and the Boston Herald that Bond's boyfriend is to blame. "I know with all my heart that Rachelle Bond would never, ever do anything to hurt anybody," Joseph... More »

Mom, Boyfriend Arrested in Baby Doe Murder

Michael McCarthy charged with murder, Rachelle Bond charged as accessory

(Newser) - Two people have been arrested in Boston's "Baby Doe" case: Rachelle Bond, the mother of the little girl found dead on a Boston Harbor shoreline in June, and Bond's boyfriend, Michael McCarthy. Their arrests come after authorities finally identified "Baby Doe" as Bella Bond; McCarthy is... More »

Children Found Stabbed to Death in Car Outside School

Police chief calls it a horrific incident

(Newser) - Three children between the ages of 8 and 12 were found stabbed to death in the back of an SUV parked outside an elementary school in South Los Angeles today, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police say a man suspected to be the children's father was found... More »

Cops: Teen Pushed Tot Into Pond So He'd Drown

Bobby Woods reportedly confessed

(Newser) - An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home. Bobby Woods, 17, faces a charge of capital murder of a person under age 6. He... More »

Ariz. Mom Admits She Drowned Twin Sons: Cops

Family stopped her from drowning 3rd child

(Newser) - First responders found twin toddlers lying motionless on a bed when they responded yesterday afternoon to a 911 call in Avondale, Ariz., and despite their resuscitation efforts, both boys died, the AP reports. Adding an even more tragic element was the confession of the boys' 22-year-old mother, Mireya Lopez, who... More »

2 Sons Were Dead; Why the Law Couldn't Save Her 3rd

Prosecutor, police, Children Services suspected something was up

(Newser) - Brittany Pilkington regained custody of her kids, 3-month-old Noah and 3-year-old Hailey, less than a week before police were called to her apartment in Bellefontaine, Ohio, and found Noah dead. Now charged with murder , Pilkington, 23, admitted to smothering Noah with a blanket, along with two other sons over 13... More »

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