DOVER, Del. (AP) — The stepfather of a 3-year-old girl whose burned remains were found on a softball field several years ago has pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges, according to court documents.
ATLANTA (AP) — A father from Georgia will not face another trial over his toddler's death in a hot car, prosecutors said Thursday, after the Georgia Supreme Court last year reversed his murder and child cruelty convictions.
Firm that hired kids to clean meat plants keeps losing workMay 1, 2023 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The slaughterhouse cleaning company that was found to be employing more than 100 children to help sanitize dangerous razor-sharp equipment like bone saws has continued to lose contracts with the major meat producers since the investigation became public last fall.
Ex-military couple faces 4th sentencing in child abuse caseApril 4, 2023 GMT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former U.S. Army major and his wife accused of routinely beating their young foster children and denying them food and water as punishment will be sentenced for a fourth time. But, the sentencing will be handled by a different judge, a federal appeals court has ruled.
White House promises crackdown on migrant child laborFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that it is creating a new task force to crack down on an explosion of the illegal exploitation of migrant children for labor in the U.S.
Hundreds of companies that employed nearly 4,000 children last year were found in violation of federal labor laws, a dramatic increase in the last five years.
Missouri man accused of confining woman faces new chargesFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of keeping a woman hidden in his basement while repeatedly sexually assaulting her was indicted by a grand jury on nine new charges, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Police say drug lab found after San Francisco house blastFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators found an illegal drug lab in the wreckage of a San Francisco house that exploded last week, killing a woman and damaging neighboring homes, police said.
Darron Price, 53, was arrested Friday afternoon and was booked into the San Francisco County jail for investigation of involuntary manslaughter, manufacturing narcotics and two counts of child endangerment, police said in a statement.
Kansas man convicted of murder after son drowns in poolFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man whose 2-year-old son drowned in a swimming pool in Wichita has been convicted of first-degree murder.
William Kabutu was convicted Thursday in the July 7, 2020, death of Omari Garcia in a pool at a mobile home park.
Woman enters child endangerment plea in toddler’s 2018 deathJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to child endangerment, 2 1/2 weeks after jurors acquitted her ex-boyfriend of murder and other charges in the death of her 2-year-old son.
Leah Mullinix, 26, entered an open plea to the third-degree felony charge last week in York County Court in the September 2018 death of Dante Mullinix.
Man acquitted of murder, endangering in 2018 death of boy, 2January 3, 2023 GMT
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been acquitted in the death of a friend’s toddler son more than four years ago.
Jurors in York County Court deliberated for about two hours Friday before acquitting 43-year-old Tyree Bowie of first- and third-degree murder as well as child endangerment in the September 2018 death of 2-year-old Dante Mullinix.
Police: NYC man arrested after striking wife with SUVDecember 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man accused by police of striking his estranged wife with an SUV and then stabbing her as their three children watched was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and other crimes.
California dad arrested after girl, 2, overdoses on fentanylDecember 20, 2022 GMT
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A central California man was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after his 2-year-old daughter overdosed on fentanyl, police said.
The child was treated at a hospital and she's expected to make a full recovery, the Merced Police Department said in a statement.
Prosecutor: Mother gets life in death of 17-month-old sonNovember 20, 2022 GMT
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman convicted of murder in the death of her 17-month-old son 4 1/2 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole, authorities said.
Ex-cop guilty of murder in freezing death of 8-year-old sonNovember 5, 2022 GMT
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A jury convicted a former New York City police officer on Friday of second-degree murder in the death of his 8-year-old son, who was forced to sleep overnight on the concrete floor of a freezing garage.
2-year-old overdoses on fentanyl, parents arrestedOctober 20, 2022 GMT
CONCOW, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a toddler who was poisoned by ingesting fentanyl in Northern California were arrested on child endangerment charges, authorities said.
The parents of the child took their son to a fire station in the town of Concow Monday and told firefighters they feared he had ingested an unknown substance while in someone else’s care, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.
Woman accused of abandoning autistic son sentencedOctober 2, 2022 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Indiana mother accused of having abandoned her 5-year-old autistic son on a dead-end street in Ohio earlier this year has been sentenced to six months in a lockdown facility where she will receive mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Iowa woman charged in bathtub drowning death of infant sonSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman was arrested Friday on a charge of child endangerment leading to death in the June drowning of her 9-month-old son.
Twyla Schiebel, 31, was arrested on the charge, filed Monday, and taken to Polk County Jail, television station WHO 13 reported.
Missouri couple charged after toddler shoots himself in headSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri couple has been charged with child endangerment after a 21-month-old St. Louis boy found a gun that had been left down on a television stand and fatally shot himself in the head.
Woman accused of abandoning autistic son enters pleaSeptember 18, 2022 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Indiana mother accused of having abandoned her 5-year-old autistic son on an Ohio street earlier this year has pleaded guilty to child endangerment.
Heather Adkins, 33, of Shelbyville entered the plea last week in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and is scheduled for sentencing Sept.
Boyfriend of slain boy’s mother to enter manslaughter pleaSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The boyfriend of a slain 5-year-old New Hampshire boy's mother plans to plead guilty to manslaughter, according to a court document.
Joseph Stapf, 31, was originally charged with child endangerment and witness tampering in connection with Elijah Lewis' disappearance.
Woman sentenced to prison in 2019 infant’s death at day careJuly 13, 2022 GMT
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to prison in the death of an infant nearly three years ago at at unlicensed day care in suburban Philadelphia.
Lauren Landgrebe, 50, of Upper Southampton had pleaded guilty in Bucks County to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the August 2019 death of 11-month-old Victoria Watson.
Mom sentenced in death of newborn found in college dormJune 21, 2022 GMT
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been sentenced in the death of a newborn whose body was found inside a trash bag at college dormitory outside Cleveland.
Breyona Reddick, 21, of Cleveland, was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 15 years, based on good behavior.
Life in prison for California killer in Reno motel shootingMay 25, 2022 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Reno woman whose 5-year-old son told police he pretended to be dead after the killer started firing nearly two dozen gunshots in their motel room.
School bus driver charged with giving fentanyl to studentsMay 21, 2022 GMT
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A bus driver at a private Southern California school was charged Friday with selling fentanyl to special-needs students on campus, including a girl who was treated for an overdose.
Gun in 8-year-old’s backpack goes off at school, mom chargedMay 18, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader's backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday.
Father charged after infant son dies of fentanyl poisoningMay 6, 2022 GMT
DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment, nearly a year after his 1-month old son died of fentanyl poisoning.
Michael Piazza, 40, of Des Plaines, was charged this week with the felony counts and ordered held on $300,000 bond by a judge.
Mom pleads guilty in death of newborn found in college dormApril 12, 2022 GMT
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a newborn whose body was found inside a trash bag at college dormitory outside Cleveland.
Breyona Reddick, 21, of Cleveland, entered her plea Friday as part of a deal with Portage County prosecutors, who agreed to dismiss several other counts including aggravated murder, child endangerment and tampering with evidence,
3 plead not guilty to child neglect after 5-year old’s deathApril 9, 2022 GMT
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three Bismarck adults have pleaded not guilty to felony child endangerment-related charges in the February death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found with multiple injuries.
Police: Mom who blamed toddler’s death on road rage arrestedMarch 31, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas woman who said her 3-year-old son was killed in a road-rage shooting has been arrested on a child endangerment charge, police said Thursday.
Lacravivonne Monique Washington, 26, kept a handgun in her sport utility vehicle where it was accessible to her children, ages 2-4, who were unrestrained, according to a Dallas police affidavit.
Kansas father gets 29 years in prison for killing 3-year-oldMarch 26, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A father was sentenced Friday to 29 years for killing his 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a wooded area of Kansas City, Kansas, in 2020.
The prison term for Howard Jansen III, 30, was handed down during a hearing in Wyandotte County District Court, the Kansas City Star reported.
Woman convicted in death of boy, 12, faces life termMarch 23, 2022 GMT
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been convicted of first- and third-degree murder in the death of a 12-year-old boy authorities said was starved and beaten before his death almost two years ago.
Police: 7 children injured in DUI car crash in FresnoMarch 6, 2022 GMT
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Seven children were taken to the hospital after a DUI car crash in central California, authorities said.
Two cars crashed Saturday at about 2 p.m. in Fresno, KFSN-TV reported.
Man sentenced to 100 years in grandson’s beating deathMarch 4, 2022 GMT
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was sentenced Friday to 100 years in prison for his role in the beating death of his 12-year-old grandson in February 2020.
James Sasser Jr., of West Yellowstone, had earlier pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide, child endangerment and tampering with a witness.
Missouri man convicted in wife’s death admits child abuseFebruary 22, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of killing his wife, burying her body and lying to authorities about her whereabouts pleaded guilty Tuesday to child abuse charges involving the couple's young daughter.
In case of child shooting, man accused of leaving gun outFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with child endangerment in a case that saw one young child shoot another inside an Iowa City apartment last year.
Christopher Horras, 36, has been charged with two counts, one of misdemeanor child endangerment and one felony child endangerment charge, The Gazette of Cedar Rapids reported.
German woman charged with membership in Islamic State groupFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Germany said Friday they have formally charged a German woman with membership in a foreign terrorist organization for traveling to Syria with her young son to join the Islamic State group.
Father pleads guilty in torture, starvation death of sonFebruary 12, 2022 GMT
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania father about to stand trial on charges he tortured and starved his 12-year-old son before the boy died has pleaded guilty to several charges and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Man pleads no contest to homicide in child’s beating deathFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man pleaded no contest Tuesday to deliberate homicide in the beating death of his 5-year-old son in November 2019, Cascade County prosecutors said.
County Attorney Josh Racki reached a plea agreement with Emilio Renova, 32, in the death of Antonio “Tony” Renova.
Woman pleads not guilty to charges in Iowa infant’s deathFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
PRIMGHAR, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman accused of allowing her infant daughter to be abused by the baby’s father has been sentenced to probation.
Brittanee Baker, 22, of Sheldon, pleaded guilty last week to one count of felony child endangerment, the Sioux City Journal reported.
Iowa man arrested after infant son’s death ruled a homicideFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
MARION, Iowa (AP) — A Marion man has been arrested and faces a possible murder charge after authorities ruled his infant son's death was a homicide.
Samuel Goodwin, 22, was arrested Monday on possible charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death, The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.
Missouri women plead not guilty in separate child deathsFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — Two women charged in separate child deaths in Laclede County both pleaded not guilty to charges at arraignments on Monday.
Naomi Johnson pleaded not guilty to second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the June 3, 2020 death of 1-year-old Kimber McDowell at Johnson's unlicensed daycare in Lebanon.
Man charged in Dec. 14 shooting in Pittsburgh mall lotJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been charged with aggravated assault and other crimes in a shooting in a Pittsburgh mall parking lot last month.
John Hayden, 21, is also charged with child endangerment, reckless endangerment and weapons offenses in the Dec.
Mom charged in death of baby who had fentanyl in his systemJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — A mother whose infant son was found dead in her Cleveland home last week with suspected fentanyl in his system has been charged with felony child endangerment.
A judge set Casey Bisner's bail at $50,000 during a court hearing Friday, rejecting prosecutors request for a higher bond.
Father, mother both face charges in infant son’s deathJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged in the death of his infant son will now face an aggravated murder count after the child's death was ruled a homicide, authorities announced Friday.
Earnest Alexander, 35, of Cleveland, initially was charged with child endangerment in the death of 3-month-old King Kai Alexander.
Parents charged in case of teen accused of killing brotherDecember 30, 2021 GMT
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old accused of fatally shooting his 5-year-old brother with their father’s unsecured handgun last month have each been charged with four counts of child endangerment, authorities said.
Jurors hear woman beg for life during 911 call; convict manDecember 10, 2021 GMT
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Jurors heard a 911 recording of a man’s threats and a woman’s pleas for her life, then convicted the man of attempted manslaughter and endangering her two children during a domestic abuse incident, authorities in Louisiana said.
Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in daughter’s deathDecember 10, 2021 GMT
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who according to authorities allowed his wife to severely beat their two children for years, which eventually led to the death of their 6-year-old daughter in 2018, has been sent to prison for eight years.
Iowa man charged with murder for shooting death of wifeNovember 29, 2021 GMT
ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man has been charged with murder nearly six months after his wife was found shot to death inside their home.
Shane Bostrom, 34, of Eldridge, is now charged with first-degree murder in the June 10 shooting death of 28-year-old Jessica Bostrom, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday.
Autopsy: 5-year-old boy died of ‘violence and neglect’November 22, 2021 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who went missing and was found dead in Massachusetts died of “violence and neglect," and his death was a homicide, according to autopsy results released Monday.
Child endangerment charges for mom whose kids died in fireNovember 20, 2021 GMT
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An East St. Louis woman whose five children died in a fire at her home while she was away has been indicted on child endangerment charges.
3rd arrest in probe that led to discovery of 2 buried girlsNovember 10, 2021 GMT
COGAN STATION, Pa. (AP) — A third woman has been arrested in the investigation that led to discovery of the bodies of two young girls missing for years and buried in the backyard of a Pennsylvania home, authorities said.
2 arrested after bodies of 2 missing girls found in backyardNovember 9, 2021 GMT
COGAN STATION, Pa. (AP) — The discovery of the bodies of two young girls missing for years and buried in the backyard of a Pennsylvania home has led to the arrest of two women.
Authorities identified the bodies of 6-year-old Nicole Snyder and 4-year-old Jasmine Snyder on Monday.
Man charged in shooting death of wife at Eden Prairie hotelNovember 7, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife, who was found dead Tuesday at an extended-stay hotel in Eden Prairie.
The Star Tribune reports Ryan Charles Rooney, 34, is being held on charges of second-degree murder and child endangerment, according to a complaint.
Illinois woman charged in August fire deaths of her 5 kidsNovember 5, 2021 GMT
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A woman has been charged with child endangerment in the August fire deaths of her five young children, who she allegedly left in a southwest Illinois apartment without adult supervision.
Man charged in shooting that wounded woman, 1-year-old girlOctober 31, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been charged in a Philadelphia shooting last week that left a woman and her 1-year-old daughter wounded.
The woman's boyfriend told officers sent to the southwest Philadelphia home shortly before 2 a.m.
Officer charged with punching woman during road rage clashOctober 27, 2021 GMT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose police officer was charged Wednesday with punching a woman during an alleged road-rage confrontation on the side of a San Francisco Bay Area highway in the summer while he was off-duty, authorities said.
SWAT standoff near Reno ends with arrest on fugitive warrantOctober 25, 2021 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 47-year-old man who was arrested on multiple charges after an hours-long standoff with a SWAT team north of Reno was wanted on a federal fugitive warrant, the Washoe County sheriff’s office said.
Missing boy’s mother, man, plead not guilty to chargesOctober 20, 2021 GMT
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a missing 5-year-old New Hampshire boy and a man who was arrested with her in New York pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges as authorities continue to search for the child.
Nevada man accused of shooting at cars north of RenoOctober 15, 2021 GMT
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 44-year-old Nevada man accused of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment after they say he was shooting at cars near his home in the high desert about 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of Reno.
Two people charged in death of 2-year-old Ames boyOctober 14, 2021 GMT
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two people have been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy in April, Ames police said Thursday.
Trevin D. Nicholson, 25, of Centennial, Colorado, was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.