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'Most Monstrous Act a Person Can Commit' Rocks Spain

Tomás Gimeno allegedly killed daughters Anna and Olivia, dumped bodies at sea

(Newser) - A Spanish woman says she wishes she could've died with her two young daughters, who are believed to have been killed by their father and dumped into the sea off the Canary Islands. A search is ongoing for 1-year-old Anna Gimeno Zimmermann off the main island of Tenerife. The...

'Something Went Horribly Wrong' in Case of Murdered Boy

Mom accused of murder claimed she would find new home 'for Liam and I'

(Newser) - The father of a boy found dead near a Las Vegas-area trailhead last month contacted police without knowing his son was dead—an encounter that would ultimately lead to the identification of 7-year-old Liam Husted . On June 1, Liam's father informed police in San Jose, Calif., that he'd...

Police Think They Solved 49-Year-Old Murder Case

Julie Ann Hanson, 15, was killed in 1972

(Newser) - Don’t call it a cold case. “We had Julie's picture on our desks” for all these years, Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall said of Julie Ann Hanson. Julie was only 15 when she disappeared, only to be found dead hours later in Illinois in 1972. Now,...

Cops: She Let Him Stay. Then He Killed Her and Her Kids

Cohen Hancz-Barron, suspect in Fort Wayne quadruple murders, arrested

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Indiana man is now in custody after police say he brutally murdered a woman and three children, who were found dead in their home on Wednesday. Officers arriving at the Fort Wayne home shortly before 11am were met by a man and woman yelling, "He killed them,...

114 Stab Wounds: Boy, 14, Will Be Tried as Adult

Teen allegedly murdered a 13-year-old cheerleader in Florida

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy in Florida will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old cheerleader 114 times. Based on the law and evidence, "it was not a difficult decision to make that he should be charged as an adult," 7th Judicial Circuit State...

Lori Vallow Found Unfit to Stand Trial

Meanwhile, charges are submitted against her in the death of her former husband

(Newser) - Lori Vallow, charged this week with killing her two children , has been found incompetent to stand trial on previous charges related to the deaths. She and husband Chad Daybell pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to destroy, alter, or conceal evidence after the remains of 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and...

Daybell, Vallow Charged With Killing 2 Kids

Daybell has also been charged with murder of former wife

(Newser) - Lori Vallow and husband Chad Daybell have been indicted on murder charges in the deaths of Vallow's two children, whose bodies were found on Daybell's Idaho property almost a year ago. Vallow and Daybell were indicted on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and grand...

4-Year-Old Murdered in Dallas Was Taken From His Crib

Cash Gernon was later found dead on the street

(Newser) - Home surveillance video shows the 4-year-old boy found slain on a Dallas street being taken from his crib while he slept around 5am Saturday, an arrest warrant affidavit reveals. The boy, Cash Gernon, had been staying, along with his twin brother, in the home with his father's girlfriend, Monica...

4-Year-Old Boy Found Murdered on Dallas Street

An 18-year-old has been arrested in his death

(Newser) - An 18-year-old man has been arrested after the body of a 4-year-old boy was found lying on a neighborhood street in Dallas, police said Sunday. Police said that Darriynn Brown has been charged with kidnapping and theft, the AP reports. Police say they also anticipate additional charges pending the results...

Police Left 12 Minutes After Responding to Call. A Child Died

Ayden Wolfe, 10, was beaten to death inside his New York City apartment the following day

(Newser) - Someone at a public-housing complex in Harlem called 911 on Friday afternoon, reporting banging, thuds, and screaming somewhere on the fourth floor. Police responded and checked out the hall and stairwell, listening at doors, for 12 minutes; they tried calling the number that made the 911 call, to no avail....

Cops: Ohio Mom Ran Over 6-Year-Old, Dumped Body in River

Brittany Gosney charged with killing her son after police say she initially reported him missing

(Newser) - A mother in Ohio has confessed to killing one of three young children she initially planned to abandon. That's according to the Middletown Division of Police, which received a report about the missing 6-year-old, James Hutchinson, on Sunday. The boy's mother, Brittany Gosney, 29, and her boyfriend, James...

Georgia Babysitter Charged in Death of 2-Year-Old

She allegedly made disturbing internet searches before the incident

(Newser) - A Georgia woman accused in the death of a toddler she was babysitting made Internet searches for "what type of person enjoys abusing other people’s children" and "what does it mean to have a sudden urge to beat a child that's not yours," CBS News...

DNA Leads to Mother's Arrest in 2003 Slaying of Twins

Woman decided no one would know about boys' birth: police

(Newser) - Cook County sheriff's detectives watching Antoinette Briley waited for her to finish her cigarette. She dropped it, and they picked it up, giving them the DNA sample they needed. Briley, 41, is now charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her two newborn twins, WBBM...

Mom Accused of Killing Her Girls: Organs Are 'Worth a Lot'

Amanda Sharp-Jefferson has been arrested on 2 counts of murder

(Newser) - A Las Vegas woman is accused of killing her own babies and saying the children's body parts were "worth a lot of money," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Amanda Sharp-Jefferson, 26, was arrested Friday and attended an arraignment hearing Tuesday on two counts of murder. Police said...

He Was Obsessed With a Cold Case. Now He's the Suspect

Steven Pankey arrested for murder in case of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews, killed in 1984

(Newser) - A man who "intentionally inserted himself in the investigation" into the murder of a 12-year-old girl more than 30 years ago has now been arrested for the crime. Steven D. Pankey, 69, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 1984 disappearance of Jonelle Matthews from Greeley,...

Lice May Have Indirectly Killed Girl, Parents Charged

Grand jury to consider 2nd-degree murder charges against Mary Horton and Joey Yozviak

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Georgia girl may have died as an indirect result of a severe lice infestation that may have gone on for years, investigators said. The new details on the August death of Kaitlyn Yozviak were discussed during a preliminary hearing Monday after which Wilkinson County Superior Court Judge Brenda...

In Germany, a Crime So Awful It Halted Campaigning

Mother is charged in death of her 5 young children

(Newser) - The deaths of five children in the city of Solingen, Germany, has generated international attention because of the murder suspect: their own mother. Police say a 27-year-old woman used a combination of sedation and suffocation to kill her three girls ages 1, 2, and 3, and two boys ages 6...

Father Can't Explain Why Suspect Shot His 5-Year-Old

'There wasn't anything between me and him,' says Austin Hinnant

(Newser) - A North Carolina father says his 5-year-old boy was killed by their neighbor for no apparent reason—the day after the two men had dinner together, the Washington Post reports. Austin Hinnant says he was grilling chicken at his Wilson home last Saturday when he saw his neighbor of 8...

Cops: Woman Rammed Car, Killing 3-Month-Old Daughter

Atlanta child's father was seriously injured

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Atlanta woman has been charged with felony murder after allegedly ramming a vehicle carrying her 3-month-old daughter and the child's father, killing the infant. Police say Titayanna Phillips deliberately drove into the vehicle after the child's father placed the baby inside and started driving away, Atlanta ...

Babysitter Charged With Killing Toddler, Abusing Corpse

She claimed to have returned 2-year-old Philadelphia boy to his mother

(Newser) - The family of a missing Philadelphia toddler has been told that police believe the boy was murdered—but his body might never be recovered. Tianna Parks, described as an acquaintance of King Hill's stepfather who was babysitting the boy, faces charges including murder and abusing a corpse, CBS Philadelphia...

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