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Dead Boy's Mom Was Prone to Mood Swings, Disappearing

Family friend said Julianne McCrery is "up one minute and down the next"

(Newser) - A family friend says the Texas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son last weekend in Maine was a caring mother who suffered mood swings that would prompt her to leave town. Shirley Miller of Arlington, Texas, said that while Julianne "Julie" McCrery sometime would just "up and... More »

10-Year-Old Zahra Baker May Have Been Raped

DNA tests confirm that remains are hers

(Newser) - Rough development in the case of murdered 10-year-old Zahra Baker in North Carolina: Unsealed court documents show that the disabled girl may have been raped by two men and then dismembered in the family bathtub, reports AOL News . A confidential source told police that one of the men had "... More »

Mom Panicked Over Losing Baby Is Held in Her Murder

'She thought the world of her,' says neighbor

(Newser) - A young British mom terrified that she was about to lose her baby girl is being held in her daughter's murder. Police found Sonia Bellfield, 29, covered in blood and the corpse of her 2-year-old daughter, Jasmine, nearby. Neighbors believe the mom, who suffers from serious mental problems, "flipped"... More »

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