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Mom Who Drowned Boys 20 Years Ago: I'm No 'Monster'

Susan Smith says she 'was not in my right mind' that night

(Newser) - Twenty years ago this week, Susan Smith was convicted of strapping her two little boys into their car seats and letting the car roll into a South Carolina lake. After 3-year-old Michael and 1-year-old Alex drowned, Smith made up a story about being carjacked by a black man before admitting... More »

Doctors: Andrea Yates Ready for Picnics, Outings

Mother who drowned her 5 kids has been institutionalized since 2006

(Newser) - A Texas mother who drowned her five children in a bathtub in 2001 is ready to leave the state psychiatric hospital for picnics and other outings with fellow patients, her doctors say. Andrea Yates, 49, has been institutionalized since 2006, when a second trial found her not guilty by reason... More »

Florida Executes Man for Boy's Horrific Murder

Slain boy's parents pushed for stronger predator laws

(Newser) - Would-be child abductors should think twice about killing their victims because "people will not forget, they will not forgive," said the father of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce after his son's killer was executed last night. "We will hunt you down and we will put you to death.... More »

Cops: Tucson Mom Kills 2 Kids, Shoots Self

No motive announced as Perla Morales charged with murder

(Newser) - A 25-year-old mother shot her two young children to death in Tuscon, Ariz., on Saturday evening, then shot herself but not fatally, reports NBC News . Police were called to the home of Perla Morales around 7pm. Her 17-month-old baby was pronounced dead on the scene and her 4-year-old daughter died... More »

'Ahmazing' Teen Killer Sentenced to Life

Alyssa Bustamante tells Elizabeth Olten's family: I'm so sorry

(Newser) - A Missouri teen who pleaded guilty to murdering a 9-year-old girl in a killing she described in her journal as "ahmazing" has been sentenced to life with the possibility of parole, the News Tribune reports. Alyssa Bustamante, 18, made a statement before the sentence was handed down, telling the... More »

Dad in Custody Battle Cut Throats of Twin Daughters, 3

Robert King found dead with his girls in his Virginia home

(Newser) - A Virginia man in the middle of a custody battle for his 3-year-old twin daughters funneled carbon monoxide into his suburban Richmond house and cut the throats of his girls and himself. Police aren't certain yet whether the gas or the cuts killed the three. The twins' mother called... More »

Second Child Shot by Mom in Welfare Office Dies

Timothy, Ramie Marie Grimmer killed after mom fails to get food stamps

(Newser) - The second of two kids shot by their suicidal mom in a Texas welfare office has died, reports AP . Timothy Grimmer, 10, died of his wounds a day after his 12-year-old sister, Ramie Marie. Their mother, Rachelle Grimmer, apparently snapped when she failed to get food stamps to feed her... More »

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