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Prosecutors: Dentist Did More Than Kill Mistress's Toddler

They say dentist Bert Franklin tried to have boy's mother killed

(Newser) - Jury selection on Bert Franklin's murder trial didn't begin Monday as planned—because things took a dark and unexpected turn. KFOR explains the married Tulsa dentist is to stand trial for the July 2016 death of Lincoln Lewis, the 19-month-old child of the woman he'd been dating... More »

After Arrest, Cops Find Missing 3-Year-Old's Body

Police found Mariah Woods in a creek about 25 miles from NC home

(Newser) - Tragic news in the case of Mariah Woods, the 3-year-old girl whose mother says she disappeared from her North Carolina home Sunday night: Police have recovered the toddler's body in a creek, reports the AP , barely a day after they arrested the mother's live-in boyfriend. Earl Kimrey, 32,... More »

Parents Charged in Death of Baby Found Rotting in Swing

4-month-old had maggots in clothing, skin

(Newser) - Authorities have charged an Iowa couple with murder in the death of their 4-month-old son, whose maggot-infested body was found in a baby swing in the family's home, the AP reports. Twenty-year-old Cheyanne Harris and 28-year-old Zachary Koehn were arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment and first-degree murder... More »

Boy's Crossbow Killing Was No Accident: Cops

13-year-old boy is in custody in Oklahoma

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy is in custody on suspicion of murder in Oklahoma, where authorities say he shot a playmate with a crossbow after a "disagreement." Police in Lincoln County responded to a 911 call around 6pm Saturday and found 10-year-old Austin Almanza dead. He'd been shot with... More »

Cops: Man Killed Girlfriend's Son, Then Pawned Her Stuff

David Earl Vickers fatally beat toddler, police say

(Newser) - An unimaginable story out of Florida, where a 31-year-old man is accused of fatally beating his girlfriend's 17-month-old son—then stealing her belongings and pawning them off while she was at the hospital with the dying toddler. David Earl Vickers called 911 on Aug. 21 to report the boy,... More »

Suspect in Ohio Quadruple Murder Arrested

'Worn out' suspect didn't resist, police say

(Newser) - A sheriff says the suspect in the deadly shootings of a 7-year-old boy and three adults was unarmed and ready to give up when officers arrested him as he walked down a road in far southern Ohio. Twenty-three-year-old Arron Lawson had been the subject of a manhunt in Lawrence County... More »

Manhunt Underway After 7-Year-Old, 3 Adults Murdered

Boy's body was found hidden in home where adults were slain

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy was shot dead and his body apparently hidden in a home where three adults were found fatally shot and a fourth was stabbed, a sheriff said Thursday as a manhunt for the suspect focused on a wooded area near Ohio's southern tip. Authorities had issued a... More »

Cops: California Man Killed 3 Kids After Domestic Dispute

The youngest was just 8 months old

(Newser) - Three children, one a baby, were killed inside a California apartment by their father following an altercation with his wife, authorities say. California Highway Patrol officers arrested Robert Hodges, 33, on Interstate 80 in Sacramento around midnight Thursday, the AP reports. He is being held without bail. The children were... More »

He Pushed Woman Off Cliff, Then Killed Her Son, 5: Cops

Victim's sister says money dispute led to kidnapping

(Newser) - Jessica Durham saw two faces, including that of her 5-year-old son. Then she was pushed off an 80-foot cliff. She would remarkably survive, but her son wasn't so lucky. Police and family say the 41-year-old Kentucky woman was beaten, then kidnapped along with her son on Friday in response... More »

Prosecutor: Mom Told Stylist 'No Rush' as Kid Died in 129-Degree Car

Georgia denies bail for Dijanelle Fowler in death of 1-year-old daughter

(Newser) - The woman accused of second-degree murder in the hot-car death of her 1-year-old daughter has been denied bail in Georgia, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Prosecutors say Dijanelle Fowler, who is 25, spent more than five hours getting her hair braided at a salon on June 19 while Skylar Fowler died... More »

5-Year-Old Killed in 'Domestic Incident' on College Campus

The boy's mother is set to be charged with murder

(Newser) - Authorities say a 34-year-old North Carolina woman will be charged with murder once she's released from the hospital following a "domestic incident" on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus that resulted in the death of her 5-year-old son, WNCN reports. According to the Herald-Sun , the incident happened just before midnight... More »

Cops: 3 Children Found Dead in Home Outside Washington DC

No arrest has been made

(Newser) - No arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC, the AP reports. An adult family member found the dead children—all with trauma to their bodies—inside the home,... More »

Girl Heard Knock at Door. She Was Found Dead an Hour Later

Police have few clues in 'brutal' murder of 12-year-old Yhoana Arteaga

(Newser) - Police are begging for information from the public regarding the horrific murder of a 12-year-old girl in her family's mobile home last week in Tennessee. Fox 17 reports Yhoana Arteaga was on crutches and stuck at home in Goodlettsville last Thursday, having injured her leg in a skating accident... More »

Police Say Teen Mom's Buried Infant Was Alive at Birth

Brooke Skylar Richardson has been charged with reckless homicide

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Ohio woman has been charged with reckless homicide after investigators say they found the remains of her newborn baby buried outside her family home earlier this month. On July 14, acting on a tip from a doctor's office, police say they found the body of Brooke Skylar... More »

Slain Girl's Father Pleads With Trump for Visa for Funeral

Kenroy Smith was deported for a drug offense 16 years ago

(Newser) - The father of a slain New Jersey girl pleaded with President Trump to allow him and the girl's sister to attend the 11-year-old's funeral on Monday, the AP reports. "Please let me see my daughter for the last day before she goes under," Kenroy Smith told... More »

Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Girls' Murders

He is the main suspect in double-homicide of teens in Indiana

(Newser) - State police have released an artist's composite sketch of a man considered the main suspect in the killings of two northern Indiana girls . Police said the suspect is a white man who has reddish-brown hair, stands between 5-6 and 5-10, and weighs between 180 and 220 pounds, per the... More »

With Dad Charged With Murder, Body of Missing Boy, 5, Found

Aramazd Andressian Jr. had gone missing in April; father has been extradited to Calif.

(Newser) - Homicide detectives have found the body of a missing 5-year-old boy whose father is charged with his murder . Based on additional leads, detectives returned Friday to an area near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County and found the remains of Aramazd Andressian Jr., per the Los Angeles County Sheriff's... More »

2 More Murder Charges for Nurse Who May Have Killed 60 Kids

Former nurse now charged in 4 deaths

(Newser) - A former nurse who prosecutors believe could be responsible in the deaths of up to 60 Texas children has been indicted on two new murder charges, the AP reports. The Bexar County district attorney's office said in a statement that Genene Jones, 66, was indicted Thursday in the deaths... More »

Missing Boy's Father Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

5-year-old Aramazd Andressian was last seen with his dad in April

(Newser) - The father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for over two months was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder. The LA Times reports that Aramazd Andressian Sr. was taken into custody in Las Vegas, where he is being held on $10 million bail until he is moved... More »

New Murder Charge for Nurse Accused of Killing Children

Genene Jones may have killed as many as 60 children in Texas

(Newser) - A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks, the AP reports. The Bexar County district attorney's office said in a statement that Genene Jones... More »

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