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A Baby Died in 1972. Now, a Trial

'Baby Joey' died from blunt force trauma, and caregiver Gary Warwick is charged

(Newser) - An Illinois man will be tried for murder 44 years after a child in his care was found slumped on a toy motorcycle. Gary Warwick was caring for his girlfriend's son in Belleville when he said he found 1-year-old Joey Abernathy unconscious shortly after midnight on Dec. 30, 1972,... More »

Detroit Has Deadly Problem With Power Lines

Girl, 12, died because of a downed line in September

(Newser) - The electrocution of a 12-year-old Detroit girl has exposed a new risk in a city that's turning the corner nearly two years after emerging from bankruptcy: miles of obsolete power lines that could fall from poles and turn deadly. K'Brianna Griffin was killed in September when she came... More »

'Horrific Ending' After Mom, 2 Sons Reported Missing

'There were no red flags,' say police

(Newser) - "We certainly did not see this horrific ending that this case has come to," says a deputy after a mother and her two sons were found dead in Colorado on Wednesday, some 12 hours after they were reported missing. Authorities say Jennifer Laber took her two children out... More »

Bus Driver Left His Route to Take Winding Road

6th child died Wednesday, say investigators

(Newser) - A sixth child has died as a result of Monday's school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., meaning bus driver Johnthony Walker, 24, will face an additional count of vehicular homicide, reports the AP . He's also charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving after three fourth-graders, a first-grader, and... More »

Cops: Boy Hidden Away for 3 Years Found Dead in Closet

His mother has been charged with murder

(Newser) - Police found Yonatan Daniel Aguilar dead in the bedroom closet of his family's Los Angeles home in August—and authorities say the malnourished boy, who was 11 years old but weighed just 34 pounds, had been hidden away in locked closets for three years. He was last seen publicly... More »

Nanny Charged With Force-Feeding Baby to Death

Baby woke her up from nap, police say

(Newser) - Oluremi Oyindasola, a 66-year-old live-in nanny, was napping on the couch of a Maryland home when 8-month-old Enita Salubi toddled over to her in a walker, crying, and woke her up. What police say happened next is unimaginable. Oyindasola, they say, was captured on home surveillance video trying to feed... More »

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 »

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