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Mom, 62, Charged After Son Fatally Beats Her Newborn

Kathleen Steele left kids inside van, say police

(Newser) - The fact that a 62-year-old woman recently gave birth to a daughter is newsworthy—as is the fact that she left that newborn and two sons, aged 3 and 6, alone in a locked van for 38 minutes while she was inside a store. But that's just the beginning... More »

4-Month-Old Baby Killed by Benadryl at Daycare

Police are investigating the death of Adam Seagull as a homicide

(Newser) - The death of a 4-month-old Connecticut boy in March has been ruled a homicide after "toxic levels" of Benadryl were found in his system, Fox 61 reports. According to the Fairfield Citizen , Carol Cardillo, who runs a home daycare, gave Adam Seagull a bottle, then put him down for... More »

Cops: Parents Find Dead Baby in Their Daughter's Bed

The 17-year-old says she didn't know she was pregnant

(Newser) - Parents in Chula Vista, California, were making their teenage daughter's bed on Monday when they made a grisly discovery: the body of a newborn. NBC San Diego reports the parents called 911, and police interviewed their 17-year-old daughter. The teen said she didn't know she was pregnant and... More »

'Horrendous' Details Revealed in NYC Baby Killing

Woman accused of cutting newborn's umbilical cord, throwing her in trash

(Newser) - "The actions of this defendant are so horrendous and so reprehensible that it shocks one's conscience," an assistant district attorney told a courtroom in Staten Island, NY, on Monday in the case of 28-year-old Nausheen Rahman. The defendant is accused of murdering her newborn daughter and then... More »

Gunman Shoots Up Compton Home, Kills 1-Year-Old

Her death was likely gang-related: cops

(Newser) - A toddler who celebrated her first birthday last week saw her life cut short by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's home in Compton, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. Officials say Autumn Johnson was in her crib (though neighbors tell NBC Los Angeles she was in... More »

Discovery of Dead Infant Leads to More Babies' Bodies

Sources say woman drunkenly admitted to hiding bodies

(Newser) - Authorities have made a disturbing find in an apartment in Germany: the bodies of "probably seven" infants. Police say a local woman discovered the remains of one infant in an apartment in Wallenfels, near the Czech border, on Thursday. But when officers arrived, they uncovered several more bodies, including... More »

Cops: Mom Killed Baby, Lived With It for Months

Christina Colantonio is jailed in Batavia, NY

(Newser) - A New York state woman is accused of killing her infant daughter and living with the body for about three months, the Daily News reports. Christina Colantonio, 28, has been arraigned and jailed in Batavia, NY, on the charge of second-degree murder. "Batavia police detectives were able to determine... More »

Dead Baby Found in Mom's Cubicle: Cops

Baby was full-term; autopsy results are pending

(Newser) - A Michigan woman gave birth in her work bathroom on Tuesday to a baby that she then hid in her cubicle, police say; the newborn was later pronounced dead. Employees of CEVA Logistics in Redford called paramedics after they heard moaning coming from a bathroom, where blood was on the... More »

Police: Home Lice Remedy Kills Baby Girl

Family put plastic bag on 1-year-old's head

(Newser) - A baby girl died this weekend when family members spread mayonnaise on her scalp and placed a shopping bag on her head—a home remedy for head lice, the Republican reports. Police in Springfield, Mass., say the 1-year-old child was left alone for hours and apparently suffocated under the bag.... More »

3 Dead Infants Found in Squalid Mass. Home

4 children had been removed from Blackstone home 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - The bodies of three infants were found in a now-condemned, vermin-infested Massachusetts home yesterday, two weeks after the state removed four children from the place, the Boston Globe reports. "We do not have the genders of the infants yet, we don't have the manner and cause of death,... More »

Baby 'Dead' for 2 Days Wakes Up Crying

Chinese newborn saved from cremation

(Newser) - Yet another bizarre case of a "dead" baby waking up, this time in eastern China. The child had been born last month with severe deformities (a congenital respiratory system malformation, per the AFP ; the People's Daily says he entered the hospital nearly a month ago with pneumonia and... More »

Street View Snaps Gunman at House Where Baby Died

'You have a right to bear arms at home,' says prosecutor

(Newser) - Google Street View captured the image of a young man pointing a gun outside a Detroit house that appears to be the same place a baby was found dead inside two years later, reports ABC News . There's no evidence the two incidents are in any way linked, but the... More »

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