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Mother Charged With Murder in Brutal Killing of Her Son, 2

Woman had reported the child, who suffered skull fractures, missing

(Newser) - A Virginia woman who had been charged with child neglect in her 2-year-old son's death now has been charged with murder in the brutal slaying. "This child was tortured," a prosecutor said. Noah Tomlin, whose body was found more than a week after his mother reported him...

Woman Charged in Death of Infant Who Became a Symbol

Newborn was left to die in a field in 1990

(Newser) - Nearly three decades after the body of a newborn girl was found wrapped in newspaper and left in a field, police in South Carolina have charged a 53-year-old woman they say is the infant's mother. Brook Graham is charged with homicide by child abuse, the Greenville News reports. A...

Baby-Killer Murdered Months After Release

3 men from Welsh village now in custody

(Newser) - A British man who killed a baby in 1985 was murdered weeks after moving to a home just 11 miles away from the scene of the crime. David Gaut, 54, was found dead in his home in New Tredegar, Wales, on Saturday afternoon, the Telegraph reports. Three local men— Darren...

Mom Charged in 5 Murders Scolded for Court Antics

Isabel Martinez is accused of fatally stabbing 4 of her kids, their father

(Newser) - A woman charged with killing four of her young children and their father smiled and flashed a double thumbs up to news cameras during her first court appearance Friday before telling a judge she doesn't want an attorney. Isabel Martinez, 33, appeared before Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Michael Thorpe...

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...

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...

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....

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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