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Dad Who Reported Son Missing Had Just Killed Him: Cops

Mom is also charged in death of 5-year-old with autism

(Newser) - Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers spent days searching for a 5-year-old boy reported missing in Tennessee last week, but his parents already knew he was dead, police say. Joseph Daniels, 28, who on April 4 told authorities his son slipped out of the family's home in Dickson, admitted... More »

He Switched His Phone On. It Was Flooded With Messages

Father describes harrowing moment he learned of deaths of his 2 young children

(Newser) - The father of two young children who were killed by their nanny has described the harrowing moment he learned of their deaths just after his plane landed and how he said goodbye to them. Kevin Krim told jurors in the trial of Yoselyn Ortega on Tuesday that when he switched... More »

Cops: She Killed 6-Month Old, 2 Who Were Even Younger

Nancy Moronez's daughter went to police

(Newser) - A Wisconsin woman has been charged with suffocating three babies more than 30 years ago—cases that investigators initially attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, prosecutors said Friday. The cases were reopened in March 2015 after Nancy Moronez's daughter told police her mother confessed to suffocating Moronez's son... More »

In Minutes, Jury Convicts Man of Florida Girl's Murder, Rape

Donald Smith posed as good Samaritan for poor family to get close to Cherish Perrywinkle, 8

(Newser) - It took less than 15 minutes Wednesday for a Florida jury to convict a 61-year-old man of abducting, raping, and murdering an 8-year-old girl, the AP reports. The Jacksonville courtroom had just gone into recess after the judge read instructions to the jurors when everyone quickly returned. A decision was... More »

Texas Executes Man Who Killed Girls as Mom Listened

'Well, hi, Mary Jean,' he said to ex-wife.

(Newser) - A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas. John David Battaglia was executed for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old daughter, Faith, and her 6-year-old sister, Liberty. Battaglia and... More »

3-Year-Old Found in Creek Died of Chloroform Poisoning

Mother's boyfriend is now charged with murder

(Newser) - Police have finally filed murder charges in the death of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, whose body was found in a creek in December, days after her mother said she'd disappeared from her North Carolina home. The mother's live-in boyfriend, Adolphus Earl Kimrey II—already facing charges including concealing a... More »

After Girl's Death, Evidence Suggests a Serial Killer of Kids

Pakistan rocked by brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari

(Newser) - The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual... More »

Suspects in Family's Gruesome Murder Identified

James White and Justin Mann were arrested Saturday

(Newser) - Two men arrested early Saturday in the gruesome murder of a family in Troy, New York, have been identified as 38-year-old James White and 24-year-old Justin Mann, NBC News reports. According to the Albany Times Union , the men appeared in court Saturday on multiple counts of first and second-degree murder,... More »

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 »

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