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Girl Who Railed Against Gun Violence: 'Mama, I'm Shot'

Sandra Parks' words ring true: 'Little children are victims'

(Newser) - "We are in a state of chaos" where "little children are victims of senseless gun violence," Sandra Parks wrote in an award-winning essay, part of a 2016 contest honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The 13-year-old has now become one of the number. The Milwaukee native was watching... More »

'A Death Sentence' for Kids Under 5 in Yemen

85K may have died since 2015: Save the Children

(Newser) - If Democrats were spurred to action after the deaths of 40 children in Yemen, killed when an airstrike hit their bus , you should now expect an uproar. "This situation is proving a death sentence," a rep for Save the Children says of Yemen's civil war, which has... More »

Dad's Alleged Role in Kids' Deaths 'Shocks the Conscience'

Ali Elmezayen faces fraud charges given insufficient evidence of murder

(Newser) - What at first appeared to be a tragic accident is now labeled a "coldhearted scheme." Two children, ages 8 and 13, died on April 9, 2015, when the car their father was driving sped off a Los Angeles wharf and sank. Ali Elmezayen, whose window was open, quickly... More »

Monkey Snatches Infant From Breastfeeding Mom, Kills Him

Awful news out of India

(Newser) - Locals say Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, has seen an uptick in monkey attacks, and a recent mauling is a most tragic one. The BBC reports a 12-day-old infant has died after a monkey yanked him from his mother's arms while she was breastfeeding him in her home... More »

Cops: Driver in Girl Scouts Crash Was 'Huffing'

Colton Treu told police he was inhaling chemical vapors before crash that killed 4

(Newser) - Police think they know why the driver of a pickup veered off the road Saturday morning and struck a group of Girl Scouts with fatal consequences : Authorities in Wisconsin's Chippewa County say Colton Treu, 21, admitted that he was huffing—or inhaling chemical vapors—shortly before the crash that... More »

A Gang Targeted the Wrong House. An 11-Year-Old Is Dead

Devastation in Las Vegas: 'No parent should have to deal with a tragedy like this'

(Newser) - Shooters intent on gang-related retaliation opened fire on the wrong house in suburban Las Vegas, killing an innocent 11-year-old girl in the kitchen, police said Friday. A neighbor on his way to work saw the gunfire late Thursday on a quiet residential street and shot with his legally owned handgun... More »

They Were Waiting for the Bus. Then, Backpacks Everywhere

Tampa car crash that injured 7 is 5th time in 3 days that accidents occurred at or near bus stops

(Newser) - School safety has become a nationwide issue , but now school bus stops are also in the spotlight, for a completely different reason. CNN notes that, for the fifth time in three days, kids have been injured or killed at or near bus stops, with the latest story coming out of... More »

Uncle: Sister Shielded Brothers Before Truck Hit, Killed All 3

He says police told him driver didn't brake before hitting group of kids

(Newser) - "He didn't lose one kid. He lost all his kids. ... My brother, the most loving man in the world and the best father I've ever known, now is a father to no one, has nothing." Those are the devastating words from Elgin Ingle, uncle of the... More »

Mom Whose Baby Drowned in Hurricane Charged With Manslaughter

North Carolina authorities say Dazia Lee ignored barricades on closed road after Hurricane Florence

(Newser) - "I did everything I could as a parent to save him and protect him." That was the initial emotional statement given by Dazia Lee to the media after her 1-year-old son, Kaiden Lee-Welch, drowned while the two tried to flee surging North Carolina floodwaters in the wake of... More »

Dad Dies in Fall After Wife Allegedly Kills Child

Mohammad Torabi, 31, fell from a Manhattan hotel roof

(Newser) - An explosive marriage marred by alleged drug use, domestic violence, and a child's fatal beating ended Saturday when the father plunged off the roof of a Manhattan hotel, the New York Post reports. Mohammad Torabi, 31, was found dead on a third-floor landing of the Renaissance New York Hotel... More »

Girl, 3, Likely Killed by Tablet She Was Using in Car

Experts say tragedy is extremely rare

(Newser) - Horror in Spain, where a 3-year-old girl was killed when her mother's car slammed into the back of a school bus and an unsecured tablet the child was using flew into her face. The girl's cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but police say the tablet... More »

Target Shooter's Stray Bullet Hits, Kills Boy Driving By

Teen was fatally struck in the head as his family drove a few hundred yards away

(Newser) - As a Utah family went on a drive to take pictures of autumn leaves on Sunday afternoon, horror: "They heard an explosion in the back seat," a relative tells NBC News . "When my brother-in-law looked back he saw that his son was in his daughter’s lap... More »

400-Lb Man Not Guilty After Boy Asphyxiates Under Him

Donald Martin had originally pleaded guilty

(Newser) - Donald Martin Jr. pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in April in connection with the death of his 11-year-old grandson. On Monday, a judge ruled the Mount Orab, Ohio, man was innocent. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Martin in June withdrew his guilty plea, and Brown County Judge Scott Gusweiler found the... More »

Bode Miller's Wife Posts Tragic Pic of Their Baby Girl

19-month-old Emeline Grier died in a drowning accident earlier this year

(Newser) - Two months ago, little Emeline Grier died in a pool accident . Now her mother, Morgan Miller—the wife of former Olympic skier Bode Miller—is making one of Emeline's final moments public with an Instagram photo , reports Fox News . The pic shows Morgan cradling the 19-month-old as she is... More »

After Child Deaths in Yemen, Democrats Write 3 Letters

House and Senate Democrats want info on US involvement in Yemen airstrikes

(Newser) - Three letters over the last three days. That's how many messages House and Senate Democrats have penned this week demanding the US be forthcoming with information on its involvement in Yemen after an airstrike there last week killed at least 40 kids . Critics say there could be thousands of... More »

Kids on Bus Killed in Yemen Airstrike

Saudi-led coalition launched the attack after rebels fired at the kingdom

(Newser) - An airstrike hit a bus in a market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 43 people, including children, and wounding as many as 63, according to Yemen's rebel-run Health Ministry. The airstrike came from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in the country, and the coalition... More »

The Kids Went Missing. Then Neighbors Heard a Train Horn

3-year-old boy killed in Indiana by freight train, 2-year-old sister critically injured

(Newser) - The blaring horn and screeching brakes of the passing freight train first tipped off locals that something terrible was happening Tuesday morning, they tell CBS Chicago . Police in Portage., Ind., soon after were called to the CSX railroad tracks just south of a mobile-home park, where they made an awful... More »

Cops: He Left Meth on a Plate. Then Son, 8, Sought Breakfast

Boy died of overdose after suffering for hours: police

(Newser) - A hungry 8-year-old ingested crystal meth, perhaps thinking it was cereal, and died as his father refused to seek help, police say. Curtis Collman III died June 21 in Crothersville, Ind., with 180 times the lethal dose of methamphetamine in his system, reports BuzzFeed . Court documents show Curtis had awoken... More »

A Toddler Drowned in a Day Care Pool. Her Twin Just Died

Tragedy in Tennessee at unlicensed child-care facility

(Newser) - A Tennessee toddler drowned in a day care's swimming pool Friday, and now her twin brother has also succumbed to his injuries, per the Knoxville News Sentinel . The little boy, identified by People as Elijah Orejuela, died Sunday after two days on life support; his sister, Elyssa Orejuela, died... More »

Doc on Genital Victim: 'I Never Saw Anyone Mutilated Like That'

10-year-old Somali girl dies after procedure; dad says he still stands behind FGM

(Newser) - In Somalia, about 98% of girls undergo female genital mutilation, but one 10-year-old is now part of an even grimmer statistic: those who've died from it. A doctor at a Dhusamareb hospital tells Voice of America the child was brought to the ER early last week, two days after... More »

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