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Cops: Dad Kills Daughter, 6, in Front of Park Rangers

'It's what she wanted,' he allegedly told police

(Newser) - "It's what she wanted." That's how police say Seth Pickering justified allegedly killing his own 6-year-old daughter in front of park rangers in North Carolina on Friday. Two National Park Service rangers saw Pickering, 36, building a campfire with his daughter, Lila, off the Blue Ridge... More »

Toddler Dies Pinned Under Daycare's Beanbag Chair

Employee accidentally sat on the chair, say police

(Newser) - Leonardo Sanchez should be celebrating his second birthday on Saturday, but instead of a party, "I'm planning his funeral," his mom tells Utah's KSL . In what police are calling a "very tragic, sad accident," Leonardo was playing with other children at West Jordan Child... More »

Rock-Throwing Elephant Kills Young Zoogoer

She was hit in the head while posing for a photo

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl is dead after an elephant threw a rock at her Tuesday at a Moroccan zoo, the Telegraph reports. The unnamed girl was posing for a photo when she was struck in the head with a large rock. She suffered severe injuries and died at the hospital. According... More »

Toddler Dies Following Dental Procedure

Dental staff couldn't get Marvelena Rady to wake up

(Newser) - A California family is "devastated" after a 3-year-old girl died Saturday following a dental procedure in San Ramon, CBS SF Bay Area reports. According to the San Francisco Chronicle , staff at Dentalbliss called 911 when they were unable to get Marvelena Rady to wake up following a procedure. She... More »

Dad Who Shot, Killed Son: We'll Still Keep Guns in House

'The gun didn't kill my boy. I did'

(Newser) - The father who accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a Florida gun range Sunday is speaking out to make sure others learn from the tragedy. "The gun didn't kill my boy. I did," William Clayton Brumby, 64, tells CNN . "Every round in the gun... More »

Cops: Dad Accidentally Kills Son at Gun Range Where Kids Shoot Free

Range has been described as 'possibly one of the safest ever'

(Newser) - Tragedy in Sarasota, Fla., where police say a father accidentally shot and killed his son at a shooting range Sunday afternoon, WFLA reports. William Brumby was firing in the last shooting lane at High Noon Gun Range, where there was a solid wall to his right, when a spent shell... More »

Ikea Recalls 29M Chests, Dressers After 6 Child Deaths

Refunds, store credit being offered for dangerous furniture that can tip

(Newser) - "Please take them out of the room." That was the stark statement Monday by Ikea USA President Lars Petersson to NBC News regarding 29 million of its dressers and chests, now the subject of a massive recall as Petersson admits they "could be a danger." The... More »

Body of Boy Snatched by Gator at Disney World Found

It appears alligator drowned Lane Graves, left his body

(Newser) - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, the AP reports. Divers found the body of Lane Graves of... More »

Cops: Officer's Baby Son Was Left in Car, Died

He was left for 'an extended period of time'

(Newser) - "As a police family, we have experienced a terrible tragedy," the chief of police in Rome, NY, says of the death of an officer's baby son. Cops say Rome officer Mark Fanfarillo called 911 on Monday afternoon after finding his 4-month-old son dead in his vehicle outside... More »

Baby Killed After Dad Makes Way for Funeral Procession

1-year-old Jaylah Hart died day after truck slammed into SUV she was riding in

(Newser) - A young dad trying to do the polite thing by moving over for a funeral procession is now mourning his 1-year-old daughter, who died after a car accident in North Carolina, People reports. Silas Hart, 21, was driving his Chevy Equinox SUV in Lincolnton on Friday afternoon when he noticed... More »

Teen Girl Dies While Playing Tug-of-War at School Event

Maddison Wentworth reportedly complained of a headache and dizziness before collapsing

(Newser) - An Alabama family is reeling after their 13-year-old daughter collapsed and died during a game of tug-of-war during her school's field day last week, WVTM reports. Leslie Wentworth says her daughter Maddison had been excited for the annual event. "She was a beautiful kid," Wentworth says. "... More »

Young Brothers Fall Into River, Drown on Mother's Day

Boys, 7 and 10, were swept away in Colorado

(Newser) - Two young brothers died after falling into a fast-moving river in Colorado on Mother's Day, the AP reports. The Larimer County coroner identified the boys Monday as 7-year-old Daniel Foreman and 10-year-old Paul Foreman of Lyons, and said that both drowned in the Little Thompson River Sunday afternoon. Their... More »

2-Year-Old Fatally Finds a Gun in Mom's Purse

Boy died from a single gunshot wound: police

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy is dead after climbing onto a kitchen counter, pulling a handgun from his mom's purse, and shooting himself while she "had momentarily stepped away." Police say they arrived at the Indianapolis home around 9pm Wednesday and found the boy with a single gunshot wound.... More »

Baby Dies on First Day at Daycare

Mom, during first day back to work, had called to check on her 3 times

(Newser) - On Adrienne Kromer's first day back at work following three and a half months of maternity leave, she called her daughter's new daycare center three times to check on the baby girl. McKenna Felmly had shown no signs of illness or distress when she was dropped off at... More »

Freak Bouncy Castle Accident Proves Fatal

Summer Grant, 7, was carried away by high winds

(Newser) - A seven-year-old girl died on Saturday, all because she was playing in a bouncy castle. A gust of wind sent the inflatable rolling for about 500 feet in a park near London, England, with young Summer Grant trapped inside, the Telegraph reports. Taken to hospital, she died of multiple injuries.... More »

Boy Shaken as Baby Dies 12 Years Later

Aiden Stein never recovered

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy who was shaken as a baby and remained in a vegetative state for the rest of his life has died, authorities said Wednesday. Aiden Stein died Sunday at a Columbus hospital. The case drew national attention when his parents waged a successful legal fight to prevent a... More »

'Drill Sergeant From Hell' Dies in Prison

Joyce Garrard was convicted of punishing granddaughter to death

(Newser) - An Alabama woman convicted of punishing her 9-year-old granddaughter until the girl vomited, collapsed, and died has herself died in prison, the Washington Post reports. Joyce Garrard, 50—dubbed by prosecutors the "drill sergeant from hell"—suffered a heart attack last Sunday after a family visit and died... More »

Gun in Grandma's Bed Kills 3-Year-Old Sleeping There

Police arrested 42-year-old grandmother

(Newser) - A New Orleans woman allegedly slept with both her gun and her grandson in her bed, with tragic consequences. Police were called to home around 2am Wednesday to find the 3-year-old boy had been shot in the chest; he later died at a hospital, NBC News reports. The grandmother, 42-year-old... More »

Cops: Dad Smothered Son While Playing Video Games

Boy, 6, suffocated on Christmas Eve

(Newser) - Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida boy is dead after his father pinned him against a couch while the man and his girlfriend played video games Christmas Eve. Local media outlets report that 31-year-old James Dearman was charged Thursday with aggravated manslaughter of a child. A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office... More »

Mom Who Woke to Find Baby Dead Charged With Murder

2014 case is just now being reported

(Newser) - On Nov. 8, 2014, Virginia 25-year-old Candice Christa Semidey fed her 4-month-old son, Jahari Jones, swaddled him, and put him to bed. She, too, went to sleep, only to wake up and find Jahari dead. Semidey was charged with felony murder. Why? Because she wrapped Jahari in a blanket and... More »

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