Infanticide

In this Monday, July 29, 2019 photo, Adam Smith peers into his mother's freezer in St. Louis, where he found the remains of an infant wrapped in a box she kept there for more than 40 years. Police said in a news release that the death is being investigated as "suspicious" pending an autopsy. Smith says he was going through his mom's belongings on Sunday after she died on July 21, at the age of 68 from lung cancer. (Christine Byers/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man says a box that had been in his mother's freezer for decades contained the mummified remains of a newborn baby, which he discovered while cleaning out her home after she died. Adam Smith told St. Louis media outlets that he opened the cardboard box Sunday expecting...
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This booking photo provided by Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office shows Travane Brandon Jackson. Police have charged Jackson with murder in the slayings of 29-year-old Jerrica Spellman and her three young children, who were found dead at a Columbus, Ga., apartment complex Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren said Jackson was Spellman’s boyfriend and they lived together. (Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A man who had a history of domestic violence with his live-in girlfriend killed her and her three young children, including an infant, at a Georgia apartment complex where they lived, police said Thursday. Police found the bodies of 29-year-old Jerrica Spellman and her children...
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This Saturday, June 29, 2019, police booking photo provided by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department shows Sherri Renee Telnas. Telnas was arrested Saturday on suspicion of killing her 12-year-old son and critically injuring her 7-year-old son who were found unresponsive in a ditch. (Tulare County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 7:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who was prosecuted in Montana for trying to drown her baby son more than a decade ago has been accused of killing the now 12-year-old boy by drowning him in California, authorities said Monday. Sheriff's deputies found the boy and his 7-year-old brother unresponsive in...
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June 25, 2019 - 9:47 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The parents of a Houston infant have been charged in her death after an autopsy found the child suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital. Harris County prosecutors said Monday that Jazmine Robin, who was born prematurely...
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Erika Murray, charged in the deaths of two babies whose remains were found in her squalid home, is led into Superior Court, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Worcester, Mass. (Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where authorities found the remains of three babies was cleared Thursday of second-degree murder. A judge said prosecutors did not prove that Erika Murray caused the death of one of the babies whom she had...
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FILE - This combination of booking photos provided by the Chicago Police Department on Thursday, May 16, 2019 shows from left, Pioter Bobak, 40; Clarisa Figueroa, 46; and Desiree Figueroa, 24. Spokeswomen for the family of a slain Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife says the infant boy has died. Family spokeswoman Cecilia Garcia confirmed a family statement posted on Facebook that 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's baby died Friday, June 14 at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Clarisa Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter, Desiree Figueroa, have been charged with murder in Ochoa-Lopez's death. Clarisa Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, is charged with concealing a homicide. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 5:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman's womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since the April attack that killed his mother, family spokeswomen said. Yovanny Jadiel (yoh-VAH'-nee YAH'-dee-el) Lopez died at Christ Medical...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been indicted on charges alleging that she strangled a pregnant teenager and cut the baby from her womb. The grand jury indictment has been widely expected since 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa was charged with first-degree murder last month, a day after 19-year-old...
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FILE - This combination of booking photos provided by the Chicago Police Department on Thursday, May 16, 2019 shows from left, Pioter Bobak, 40; Clarisa Figueroa, 46; and Desiree Figueroa, 24. Spokeswomen for the family of a slain Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife says the infant boy has died. Family spokeswoman Cecilia Garcia confirmed a family statement posted on Facebook that 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez's baby died Friday, June 14 at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Clarisa Figueroa and her 24-year-old daughter, Desiree Figueroa, have been charged with murder in Ochoa-Lopez's death. Clarisa Figueroa's boyfriend, Piotr Bobak, is charged with concealing a homicide. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 7:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A mother plotted for months to acquire a newborn before she and her daughter strangled a pregnant Chicago woman and cut her baby from her womb using a butcher's knife, prosecutors said Friday as they revealed gruesome new details about the case. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was lured to...
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Arnulfo Ochoa, the father of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, is surrounded by family members and supporters, as he walks into the Cook County medical examiner's office to identify his daughter's body, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 11:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who sold baby clothes to a pregnant woman and lured her back to her house with an offer of more clothing has been charged with murder after allegedly strangling the woman with a cord and cutting the infant from her womb, police said Thursday. Clarisa Figueroa, 46,...
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CORRECTS NAME TO KRISTA NOELLE MADDEN, NOT KRISTA LOWELL GRIFFIN - This photo made available by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, N.C., shows Krista Noelle Madden who was arrested on Friday, May 10, 2019. Her claim that her 7-week-old baby was kidnapped quickly unraveled after the infant was found at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine in the North Carolina mountains, law enforcement officials said Friday. (Henderson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 3:03 pm
A mother's claim that her 7-week-old baby was kidnapped quickly unraveled after her infant was found at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine in the North Carolina mountains, law enforcement officials said Friday. Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced that the child's mother, Krista Noelle...
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