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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 »

French Police May Have Break in Notorious Cold Case

Relatives questioned in 1984 death of Gregory Villemin

(Newser) - A convoluted cold case that has fascinated France for decades may have taken a big step toward resolution. Authorities say three family members have been detained for questioning in the 32-year-old murder of 4-year-old Gregory Villemin. Gregory's body was found tied up in the Vologne River in eastern France... More »

After Girl, 10, Found Dead, 15-Year-Old Boy Arrested

She was last seen with son of father's girlfriend

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old Colorado girl. Kiaya Campbell was reported missing in the city of Thornton on Wednesday, and her body was found the next day about 1.5 miles from her father's house, the AP... More »

After Toddler Drowns in Pool, Mom Charged With Murder

Georgia mom Bobbie Jessica Prather hit with felony murder charge

(Newser) - It's a summer-season nightmare no parent wants to envision: their young child drowning in a backyard swimming pool. Instead of drawing sympathy, however, one Georgia mom has instead been charged with felony murder after her 3-year-old was found unconscious on Memorial Day in a swimming pool and subsequently died... More »

Texas Nurse May Have Killed as Many as 60 Kids

Genene Jones is currently in prison for a single murder

(Newser) - A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time. Genene Jones, 66, is... More »

Boy, 6, Shot Dead After Mom's Car Stolen With Him Inside

Police found the boy's body inside the car

(Newser) - A young boy whose body was found in a car that thieves stole while he was still in it had been shot to death, the AP reports. Jackson, Miss., police Commander Tyree Jones says 6-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot at least once after the car was stolen early Thursday morning... More »

Boy, 9, Is 4th Member of Family Found Dead

Mom's boyfriend told cops where body was

(Newser) - The search for two missing children in western Arkansas came to a grim end Saturday with the discovery of 9-year-old Reilly Scarbrough's body in a wooded area. The body of the boy's 2-year-old sister, Acelynn Wester, was found a day earlier near the creek where her mother, 43-year-old... More »

Man Hangs Baby Girl on Facebook Live Then Kills Self

Facebook calls it an 'appalling incident'

(Newser) - A 20-year-old man streamed himself hanging his 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live before killing himself Monday evening in a vacant hotel in Thailand, the AP reports. According to the New York Times , a four-minute video shows a crying Wuttisan Wongtalay tying a noose around his daughter's neck and dropping... More »

Man Kills Woman Near Park Named for Her Murdered Sister

Casey Eaton's mother says she's still dealing with the 1999 murder

(Newser) - A woman in Kansas City, Kansas, will soon bury a second daughter. In 1999, Cherri West's 10-year-old daughter Pamela Butler was kidnapped and killed, and last week West's oldest daughter Casey Eaton was shot dead—less than a block from the park named in Butler's memory. "... More »

Movie May Have Inspired Couple to Kill Son, Says DA

'Manchester by the Sea' cited by the district attorney

(Newser) - A New York couple has been charged with murdering their adopted son, and authorities say they may have gotten the idea from a film that just picked up two Oscars . (Note: The following reveals key parts of that film, Manchester by the Sea.) The district attorney says Ernest and... More »

Toddler and Newborn Found Dead; Father Arrested

Tillman Freeman III tells police he doesn't believe the children are his

(Newser) - A North Carolina man has been charged with murder after his two young children were found "brutally stabbed" Saturday, WTVD reports. According to WRAL , 30-year-old Tillman Freeman III had already been charged with child abuse and child endangerment Friday after he allegedly refused to give any information to police... More »

Arrest Made in 47-Year-Old Australian Murder Mystery

Cheryl Grimmer was 3 when she disappeared from the beach

(Newser) - Nearly 50 years after a 3-year-old girl disappeared from an Australian beach, police may have finally cracked the case. In January 1970, Cheryl Grimmer visited Fairy Meadow beach in Wollongong with her mother and three young brothers, the BBC reports. As the visit wound down, the children went to shower... More »

Diary Shows Effects of Horrific Abuse on 8-Year-Old Girl

Gizzell Ford was murdered by her grandmother in 2013

(Newser) - A Chicago woman was convicted Thursday of torturing her granddaughter to death, with the 8-year-old's diary serving as key evidence of the toll the horrific abuse was taking on her, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Gizzell Ford started the diary in third grade, according to People . In pink marker and... More »

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