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Father of Harmony Montgomery Convicted

The father of Harmony Montgomery was convicted of murdering his 5-year-old daughter in 2019. A jury in New Hampshire found Adam Montgomery, 34, guilty of all five charges, including murder.

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Mom Who Left Child 10 Days Pleads Guilty

Kristel Candelario, 32, who left her 16-month-old daughter home alone in a playpen for 10 days last summer while she went on vacation pleaded guilty to aggravated murder.

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Man Gets Life for Drowning 3 Kids

An Illinois man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after entering a “guilty but mentally ill” plea for the killing of his three children, ages 2, 3, and 5.

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Mom Accused of Killing 5-Year-Old

The woman accused in the murder of 5-year-old Darnell Taylor, and who set off a statewide Amber Alert last week, was charged with murder, child endangering and kidnapping.

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Mother Charged in Newborn's Death

A North Augusta woman’s charges have been upgraded to Murder after she allegedly shook and squeezed her 1-month-old daughter, resulting in several broken ribs and other injuries.

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Mom 'Accidently' Baked Her Baby

A Missouri mother burned her one-month-old baby to death in an oven — and then claimed to police that she mistook the cooker for a crib. Mariah Thomas, was arrested for the death.

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Mom Charged in 3-Year-Old's Overdose

An Aiken, SC mother is now charged with murder following an investigation into death of a 3-year-old in September 2023. Carolyn Scott, 26 waited over an hour before calling 9-1-1.

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Infant Overdoses on Meth, Fentanyl

A 33-year-old Florida mom is facing aggravated manslaughter charges after police say her 9-month-old baby died from an opioid overdose. Kacy Kincaid, had 5 grams of Fentanyl in her possession.

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Stepmom Charged in 8-Year-Old's Death

Gwinnett County detectives have charged Natiela Barros, 34, of Bethlehem, and Cledir Mendes Barros, 37, of Bethlehem with murder and other charges in connection with the death of their daughter.

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Mom Charged in Infant's Overdose

A Northern Kentucky woman was charged with assault after her daughter was taken to the hospital suffering a suspected fentanyl overdose. Brianne Ehilinger was charged with wanton endangerment.

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Mom Charged in Baby's Bathtub Death

A mother faces several charges in Michigan months after her baby drowned in a bathtub. Olivia Miller, 23, charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree child abuse.

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Man Kills Wife, 3 Adult Daughters

A father has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his three daughters and wife inside a home in Tinley Park, IL. Maher Kassem was charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

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Mom Charged in 3-Year-Old's Death

Kerri Santos, 33, who had been living in Massachusetts, is among four people who are facing child abuse charges in connection with the death of her 3-year-old daughter in New Mexico.

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Child's Remains Found in Closet

Police arrested a woman after the remains of a four-year-old child were found in a closet. Catrica Hardy, 34, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and child deprivation of necessaries.

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Meth Mom Charged With Child Abuse

A Mississippi woman is in custody accused of felony child abuse after admitting to smoking methamphetamine and marijuana in front of her baby. Police said they found the child in uninhabitable conditions.

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Mother Arrested in Newborn's Death

A 31-year-old woman in Michigan has been charged with the murder of her newborn baby. Police believe she gave birth at home, the baby later passed away and police do not think it was an accident.

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Child Killer Is Repeat Offender

A Texas woman arrested in the death of her 6-year-old daughter has been charged with capital murder of a child under 10 and was on parole for a 2010 conviction of injury to a child.

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Killer Mom Wanted by Police

Authorities are searching for a Colorado woman who is wanted for the murder of two of her children and accused of injuring a third. An arrest warrant is out for Kimberlee Singler, 35.

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Woman Arrested in Infant's Meth Death

Waco police arrested Nichole Ann Green, 24, and charged her with murder and endangering a child in the death of an 8-month-old girl. the child died from the “toxic effects of methamphetamine.”

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Dad Convicted of Child Indecency

A McLennan County jury convicted Jamie Thedford on three of five counts charging him with sexually abusing a former family member over a four-year period. He was not guilty on two counts.

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Mom Charged in Newborn's Death

A Florida woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the 2022 death of her newborn, who was allegedly found wrapped in shorts by his grandmother, according to police records.

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Dad Admits Hurting 2-Week-Old

A man has been arrested after admitting to detectives that he was responsible for injuring his two-week-old child. Dezmond Wallace, 20, is facing one count of endangering children and felonious assault.

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Mom Killed Her 3-Year-Old Son

A woman is accused of killing her 3-year-old son Sunday morning in Bel Air, Maryland. Gloria Hughes, a 37-year-old woman from Morganton, North Carolina, is charged with first-degree murder.

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Mom Admits Strangling Two Sons

A Pennsylvania woman is charged with the deaths of her two young children. Quanesha Lindsey is facing murder charges in the deaths of her 4-month-old son on Saturday and her 2-year-old son in October.

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Newborn Test Positive for Narcotics

A woman is behind bars after Marion County, SC deputies said she gave birth to a child who tested positive for drugs earlier this month. Ashley Renee Shelley, 33, is charged with placing a child at risk.

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Child Tests Positive for Cannibinoids

Two people are facing charges after investigators say a 3-year-old tested positive for having cannabinoids in his system. The child had ear and neck abrasions and contusions in multiple parts of his body.

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Michigan Mom Charged in Son's Death

Emma Huver, 26, has been charged and arraigned in the death of her son. Officials said 2-year-old King Muhammad accidentally shot himself inside a car at a Lansing gas station. King later died.

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Toddler Overdoses on THC Gummies

A mother is facing child neglect charges after her 3-year-old was rushed to the hospital after possibly eating THC gummies. Billie Sue Vandyke was charged with child neglect resulting in injury.

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Woman Convicted in Boy-in-Suitcase Case

A Louisiana woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her involvement in the death of a 5-year-old Atlanta boy whose body was found last year in a suitcase in rural southern Indiana.

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Child Killer's Plea Deal Rejected

A judge rejected a plea agreement for a Pennsylvania woman charged with killing her two young children, who were found hanging in the basement of their home nearly four years ago.

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Mom Kills Child, Run Errands

A Missouri woman is accused of killing her 8-year-old son with a tablecloth and leaving his lifeless body in the car for several hours while she ran errands. Shaneka McKinzie is charged with murder.

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Mom Abandons 1-Year-Old on Beach

A Detroit woman has been arrested after she allegedly abandoned her baby on a beach at nighttime in Florida, with the child being found shivering near the water as waves washed over him.

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Mom Killed Baby Then Started a GoFundMe

A Texas mother who appeared to launch a GoFundMe to raise money after the death of her infant son has now been charged with his murder. Angel Varner, 20, was arrested and charged with murder.

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Mom Abandons Kids at Hospital

A Dothan mom is facing charges in Florida after deputies say she abandoned two of her three children at a Destin hospital late at night. Erica Suzanna Cook was charged with unlawful desertion of a child.

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Woman Gets DUI, Loses Children

A Providence, RI woman is under arrest after police said she was driving drunk and crashed with her children in the car. Police said Stefane Garcia, 36, was drunk when she caused a three-car crash.

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7-Year-Old Enters Bar to Find Mom

A Florida mom was arrested after leaving her 7-year-old daughter in the car while she got drunk at a popular Deland bar. Veronica Elliott was charged with child neglect.

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Mom Kicked, Threw 3-Year-Old Son

A South Florida woman is facing charges after she was caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera beating her toddler son, including picking him up and throwing him to the ground.

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Kids Found in 'Beyond Deplorable' Home

A Ohio woman is charged with child endangerment after police say three children were found living in "beyond deplorable" conditions. Officers described the amount of trash as "obscene."

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No Prison Time for Deadly Meth Mom

Jocelyn Leslie Pater faced charges of felony second-degree manslaughter resulting from child neglect or endangerment. In a plea deal she reached with prosecutors, Pater agreed to plead guilty.

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Mom Stabs 4-Year-Old Daughter

A Modesto mother has been charged with murdering her daughter and for trying to kill her son as well. Mina Nazari, 34, has been charged with murdering her 4-year-old daughter by stabbing her.

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Mom Charged With Killing 5-Year-Old

A Wilson County mother with a history of child abuse has been charged with murdering a 5-month-old infant. Elyssa Kucharski claimed that she found her 5-month-old son unresponsive.

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Baby Born Addicted to Fentanyl

A 36-year old woman was charged with a felony after doctors discovered her newborn was born suffering with withdrawal from fentanyl. Linda Waite was charged with felony possession.

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Newborn Hospitalized With Fractures, Bites

A man and a woman are accused of child abuse after a newborn was hospitalized with multiple broken bones and bite marks. The child's parents, James Lawson III and Stephanie Komphabay, couldn't explain the child's injuries.

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Mom Leaves Child Beside I-29

A Grand Forks woman faces charges after she allegedly abandoned her 4-year-old child on the side of I-29. Ashley Marie Johnson has been charged with abandonment of a child and neglect of a child.

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