Infanticide

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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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. Charges against them come three weeks after 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez disappeared and a day after her body was discovered in a garbage can in the backyard of Clarissa Figueroa's home in Chicago's Southwest Side. Police said the teenager was strangled and her baby cut from her body. (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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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo a fan wears a cross around her neck dangling on a t-shirt in remembrance before she enters a memorial for the rapper, XXXTentacion in Sunrise, Fla. Seven months after XXXTentacion was murdered, the rapper-singer’s son has been born. Jenesis Sanchez, XXXTentacion’s girlfriend, on Saturday gave birth to baby boy Gekyume Onfroy. The birth was announced Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, by XXXTentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 27, 2019 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven months after XXXTentacion was murdered, the rapper's son has been born. Jenesis Sanchez, XXXTentacion's girlfriend, gave birth Saturday to baby boy Gekyume Onfroy. The birth was announced Saturday evening by XXXTentacion's mother Cleopatra Bernard. Gekyume's name is derived...
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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 - 6:46 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 189 people...
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December 18, 2018 - 1:33 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge says he will "seriously" consider a motion to bar the death penalty in the case of two men accused of killing five people and an unborn baby at a Pennsylvania cookout. Thirty-one-year-old Cheron Shelton and 30-year-old Robert Thomas are charged in the March 2016 killings...
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December 16, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking a man in the death of a woman investigators said was shot to death in a Philadelphia bedroom as her newborn daughter slept in a crib nearby. A police spokesman said Sunday that the 23-year-old suspect "should be considered armed and dangerous." Officers...
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