Infanticide

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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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 - 11:46 am
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who lived in a home where authorities found the remains of three dead babies has been cleared of second-degree murder. A judge said Thursday that prosecutors did not prove that Erika Murray caused the death of one of the babies whom she had been charged...
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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 - 4:08 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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May 21, 2019 - 6:36 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. Michael Haim, 52, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, the Florida Times-Union...
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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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May 10, 2019 - 11:28 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say the claim that a 7-week-old baby was kidnapped has unraveled and the mother has been charged with attempted murder after the infant was found at the bottom of a ravine. Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced Friday that 35-year-old...
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Residents mill about as Upland police investigate the scene, where police say a mother threw her young son from the second-story balcony of an apartment complex and then jumped herself as police arrived, in Upland, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Police made a safety check of the second-story apartment and found the woman's approximately 7-month-old daughter inside. Her breathing was restored but she died at a hospital. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/The Orange County Register via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 1:42 am
UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — A mother suspected of killing her 7-month-old daughter, then throwing or dropping her young son from a second-story apartment building and jumping herself could face a murder charge while investigators hunt for a motive, police said. The 24-year-old woman and her 1 ½-year-old...
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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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