Infanticide

This undated photo provided by theUpland Police Department shows Tierra Ortega who has been booked for investigation of homicide, attempted homicide and child abuse resulting in death. The Southern California mother has been jailed in the death of her infant daughter and injuries suffered by her young son when he was allegedly dropped from a second-floor landing at her apartment building. (Upland Police Department via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 4:13 pm
UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Investigators on Wednesday were trying to determine why a California woman allegedly fatally injured her infant daughter, dropped her young son off a second-story apartment building landing and then jumped herself. After being medically cleared, Tierra Ortega, 24, was booked...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:32 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An inquest in Kenya says five police officers are liable for the death of a six-month-old baby who was hit by baton-wielding police during skirmishes following the disputed 2017 presidential election. Magistrate Beryl Omollo recommended Thursday that the director of public...
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Indonesian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Yudo Margin shows the recovered cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air flight 610 that crashed into the sea in October during a press conference on board of the navy ship KRI Spica in the waters off Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder in a possible boost to the accident investigation. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
January 14, 2019 - 5:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the investigation into why the 2-month-old plane nosedived at high velocity, killing all 189 people...
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November 09, 2018 - 5:56 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young. The girl told investigators she panicked after dropping the baby at a home day care...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo, people gather at a sidewalk memorial for two children who were killed the previous week when they were struck by a car driven by a woman who likely had a seizure behind the wheel, in the Park Slope neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Authorities say the woman who lost control of her car and fatally struck the child of a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and another toddler in a Brooklyn crosswalk has died of an apparent suicide. Dorothy Bruns was found dead in her home in Staten Island borough of New York on Tuesday, Nov. 6. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 07, 2018 - 2:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a woman who lost control of her car and fatally struck the child of a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress and another toddler in a Brooklyn crosswalk has died of an apparent suicide. Forty-four-year-old Dorothy Bruns was found dead in her Staten Island home Tuesday...
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Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams, left, speaks to reporters at a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Shaw, Miss., concerning a 20-month-old girl discovered dead in an oven. Accompanying the sheriff is Chief Deputy Gerald Wesley Jr. (Leah Allen /The Bolivar Commercial via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 5:58 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in Mississippi said Tuesday that a first-degree murder charge is being prepared against a grandmother after her 20-month-old granddaughter was found stabbed and burned inside an oven in a home. Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams told The Associated Press that the...
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This Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows the debris of a car at a blast scene recreation site in Allentown, Pa. A man killed in the vehicle explosion with his toddler son and adult friend blew it up with homemade explosives, detailing his plans in letters to police and family in which he lamented how miserable his life was, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 6:34 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man used homemade explosives to blow up a car last weekend, killing himself, his toddler son and an adult friend in a grisly murder-suicide whose planning he described in angry letters sent to police and family members, investigators said Thursday. Jacob Schmoyer, 26, sent...
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William Hoehn testifies Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in District Court, in Fargo, N.D.,, during his trial for conspiracy to commit murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old who's baby was cut from her womb. (Michael Vosburg /The Forum via AP, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 7:44 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man on trial in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb denied any role in her death, testifying Thursday that when he walked into his apartment and heard a baby cry, he thought his girlfriend had given birth. William Hoehn, 33, disputed testimony...
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Cass County Sheriff's Office in Fargo, N.D., shows William Hoehn, and his girlfriend Brooke Crews, the two people charged in connection with the murder of Savanna Greywind in North Dakota in August 2017. Greywind was eight months pregnant. Crews, ultimately admitted killing Greywind and cutting her baby from her womb. Hoehn, goes on trial Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, for conspiracy to commit murder. He has admitted helping cover up Greywind's murder. (Cass County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
September 25, 2018 - 1:35 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting her baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby," but that she had never told him "explicitly" that she planned such an act. Brooke Crews testified that she...
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Lucas Morton, right, listens to his attorney Aleks Kostich, left, argue for his release from jail during a hearing on a motion to dismiss in the Taos County Courthouse, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Judge Emilio Chavez ordered charges against Morton and two other defendants dropped as the result of a deadline missed by prosecutors. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 9:44 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The father of a 3-year-old boy found dead in a filthy New Mexico compound and his partner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of child abuse resulting in death after lesser charges were dismissed against them and other members of their extended family as the result of a...
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