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First Woman In U.S. Sentenced for Feticide

Posted by Sandra On April - 2 - 2015 Comments Off on First Woman In U.S. Sentenced for Feticide

Woman jailed for “feticide.” It’s never happened before.

capture-20150402-234231When Purvi Patel showed up in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center’s maternity ward, bleeding and showing a protruding umbilical cord, Dr. Kelly McGuire immediately knew something was wrong. “There should have been a baby at the end of the umbilical cord,” he testified in an Indiana court room. McGuire, who is obligated to report cases of suspected child abuse, called the police, he told PRI. Informed that officials were heading to her home, Patel told her doctors that she’d had a miscarriage and had left her stillborn fetus in a dumpster behind a shopping center. Still in his hospital scrubs, McGuire followed police cars to the scene and examined the fetus, which he pronounced dead on arrival. Patel was charged with child neglect, and later with killing her fetus, and on Monday she was sentenced to 20 consecutive years in prison. READ MORE HERE

Update: Indiana sentences Purvi Patel to decades in prison

Purvi Patel Could Be Just the Beginning – NYTimes.com

Boy Was Abused for Months Before Being Killed

Posted by Sandra On March - 31 - 2015 Comments Off on Boy Was Abused for Months Before Being Killed

1427842390364Within weeks of a Sydney mother starting a relationship with a Christian hip-hop producer, her seven-year-old son was allegedly being punished. He was forced to wear his soiled underpants on his head, stand on a coffee tin for hours and undergo “boot-camp” style punishment. Three months later, she believed the devil was working through him. A month after that, he was dead. READ MORE HERE

BOY WAS SAVAGELY ABUSED

 

Former Federal Worker Gets 50-Years for Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On March - 30 - 2015 Comments Off on Former Federal Worker Gets 50-Years for Child Rape

dt.common.streams.StreamServerA Gentilly man was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to 14 counts of forcible rape and nine counts of child pornography involving a juvenile — a small fraction of the nearly 900 counts he faced for raping girls and recording the acts as a self-styled pornographer. A bespectacled Edward Bush, 48, stood silently as Criminal District Court Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson sentenced him to a pair of consecutive 25-year terms on two counts of forcible rape; concurrent 40-year sentences on another dozen rape counts; and 20 years each on nine counts of pornography involving juveniles. READ MORE HERE

California Teacher Arrested For Child Abuse

Posted by Sandra On March - 30 - 2015 Comments Off on California Teacher Arrested For Child Abuse

thelmo13-14-665x385A California teacher has been arrested for alleged child abuse. Thelmo Garcia, a fourth grade teacher at Rosewood Elementary School on Croft Avenue in Los Angeles, was arrested on Wednesday, March 11, and is being held on $100,000 bail. The Los Angeles Unified School District released a statement on Thursday, stating that Garcia had been arrested off campus on suspicion of abuse towards his students. Details regarding his arrest have been limited, however it was reported that he was removed from campus last month. READ MORE HERE

 

Convicted Child Molester Hired Hitman To Kill Pregnant Prosector

Posted by Sandra On March - 30 - 2015 Comments Off on Convicted Child Molester Hired Hitman To Kill Pregnant Prosector

27272D5A00000578-3018890-image-m-50_1427762033178A man sent to prison for 25 years for sexually assaulting a child has been sentenced to another 40 for hiring a hit man to kill the prosecutor in his case. Edward Carreon, 32, of Chicago, was convicted earlier this year for solicitation of murder for hire after he planned to kill the pregnant lawyer who has handling the child molestation case against him. Carreon, who planned to pay hit man ‘Marcus’ when he got out of prison, had received the name of an alleged assassin from a fellow prison inmate while awaiting sentencing for his 2011 assault. READ MORE HERE

 

Mom Charged In 1-YO’s Death

Posted by Sandra On March - 28 - 2015 Comments Off on Mom Charged In 1-YO’s Death

donnieshaleeKANSAS CITY, Missouri – A 19-year-old Kansas City mother has been charged with abuse and assault of her one-year-old daughter. Donniesha Lasha Lee was charged with child abuse and domestic assault in the first degree today by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Lee is accused of repeatedly hitting her child in the chest, asking the child to be quiet. Multiple individuals who witnessed it requested Lee to stop and give them the child. Court records also say at least one witness attempted to physically take the child away from Lee.  READ MORE HERE

12-YO Shot Younger Brother In Murder-Suicide

Posted by Sandra On March - 28 - 2015 Comments Off on 12-YO Shot Younger Brother In Murder-Suicide

270C588F00000578-3014264-image-m-12_1427462871728FLORIDA – It was the last resort of a hard-working single mother-of-four who, by her own admission, had ‘never asked for anything from anyone’. On Tuesday Helen Campochiaro, 38, of Hudson, Florida, set up an account on Go Fund Me, appealing for support for her family after she was left injured and financially drained by a recent car crash and needed to find a new place to live within two weeks. However on Wednesday night, her 12-year-old son, Kevin Pimental, shot dead his six-year-old brother inside the mobile home he shared with his mother and three siblings, wounded his older brother in the leg, and then turned the gun on himself. Campchiaro was working one of her two jobs at the time. ‘The mother’s going through an absolute living hell right now,’ Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said Thursday. READ MORE HERE

 

Daughter Posts Billboard to Warn of Father’s Criminal Conviction

Posted by Sandra On March - 27 - 2015 Comments Off on Daughter Posts Billboard to Warn of Father’s Criminal Conviction

A billboard is getting a lot of attention in Campbell County. The sign tells drivers that a man living in Brookneal has been convicted of sex crimes against children.

 

capture-20150327-224317BROOKNEAL, Virginia – Just as you enter the town of Brookneal on Route 501, there’s a bright yellow billboard that’s hard to miss. Tamara Martin paid for the advertisement, to share a message about her estranged father. The sign reads: “Earl Pillow of Brookneal has multiple convictions for sex crimes against children.” “I had to do something positive with this to keep it from just chewing me up,” explained Martin. Court documents list Martin and her sister as victims of sexual assault.  Their father, Earl Pillow, pleaded guilty to the crime. Because the offenses happened in the mid-1970s, Pillow is not listed in the Virginia sex offender registry.  You also won’t find his conviction posted in online court records. READ MORE HERE

Man Charged With Rape

Posted by Sandra On March - 25 - 2015 Comments Off on Man Charged With Rape

john+baskins-11KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Officers responded to a call on Joe Lewis road around midnight Monday morning on a report of a sexual assault on a child. According to investigators, the mother of the child along with another witness came home and found the man sexually assaulting the child. Officers say the suspect left the apartment on foot. According to investigators, the man was babysitting the victim along with two of the victim’s siblings, as well as two other small children. READ MORE HERE

Man Charged With Raping Multiple Children

Posted by Sandra On March - 25 - 2015 Comments Off on Man Charged With Raping Multiple Children

richard-grahampng-30d1099e565072a4An Oswego man was arrested Tuesday on charges of raping and sexually abusing multiple children and one adult, police said. Richard Graham Jr., 33, of Furniss Station Road was charged with 20 felonies and two misdemeanors after he raped and sexually abuse children, and raped one adult, Oswego County sheriff’s deputies said. The charges were predatory sexual assault against a child, first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. READ MORE HERE

Child Beaten, Neglected, Locked In Basement

Posted by Sandra On March - 25 - 2015 Comments Off on Child Beaten, Neglected, Locked In Basement

indy-charges_1427236777889_15506318_ver1.0_640_480INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – Two Independence women were charged Tuesday with child abuse after prosecutors say a 10-year-old was beaten, neglected and locked in the basement. Chianna Hendrix, 25, and LaTrecia Hendrix, 36, were arrested on suspicion of abuse or neglect of a child, a Class B felony, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. They are being held in the Jackson County Detention Center on $100,000 bond each. READ MORE HERE

Mom Trafficked 11-YO Daughter for Heroin

Posted by Sandra On March - 25 - 2015 Comments Off on Mom Trafficked 11-YO Daughter for Heroin

trafickingOHIO – Authorities say a mother allegedly traded her 11-year-old daughter to a drug dealer for sex in exchange for heroin. According to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, this occurred multiple times between February and June 2014. The girl’s mother, 30-year-old April Corcoran, allegedly gave her daughter to 41-year-old Shandell Willingham, who had sex with the girl and occasionally videotaped the incidents, according to prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, who detailed the charges in a news release. Corcoran is also accused of giving her daughter heroin, authorities said. READ MORE HERE

Man Gets 60-Years for Rape

Posted by Sandra On March - 23 - 2015 Comments Off on Man Gets 60-Years for Rape

635622718886039313-abuseeCHAUVIN, La. – A 26-year old Chauvin man charged with raping a girl multiple times between ages 6 and 9 was sentenced to 60 years in prison, the Terrebonne District Attorney’s Office said. Ronny Anthony Goubert, of 5912 Joyce St., pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery in state District Court in Houma as part of a plea agreement, Assistant District Attorney Bud Barnes said. Goubert, who could have received up to 99 years in prison, is required to serve up to 85 percent of his sentence, or about 50 years, before he becomes eligible for parole, Barnes said. READ MORE HERE

Former Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

Posted by Sandra On March - 23 - 2015 Comments Off on Former Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

7217334_GWILMINGTON, Delaware – A former Delaware deputy attorney general has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. Thirty-five-year-old Daniel Simmons of Pike Creek pleaded guilty Monday morning in New Castle County Superior Court to one count of fourth-degree rape. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 16 and must register as a Tier II (medium-risk) sex offender. He remains free on bail pending sentencing. READ MORE HERE

Pregnant ‘Food Network Star’ and Husband’s Remains Found in Wood Stove

Posted by Sandra On March - 23 - 2015 Comments Off on Pregnant ‘Food Network Star’ and Husband’s Remains Found in Wood Stove

coddHuman remains were found inside a wood stove at the North Carolina home of a man charged with killing a contestant from the TV show “Food Network Star,” her husband and their unborn child, according to a sheriff. Suspect, Robert Jason Owens, told investigators that he stored and destroyed the bodies of a Buncombe County couple, according to warrants. Joseph “JT” Codd, 45, and Cristie Schoen-Codd, 38, were reported missing on Sunday by family members after Cristie didn’t arrive in Mississippi like she was expected to. Christie Shoen-Cood was a contestant on the TV show “Food Network Star.” READ MORE HERE

Missing Alaska Family’s Remains Alleged to be Found

Posted by Sandra On March - 23 - 2015 Comments Off on Missing Alaska Family’s Remains Alleged to be Found

Remains found in woods near Kenai may be missing Alaska family

289279-ac949f70-025d-11e4-aaf7-dc6e5517e581Alaska – Human remains and clothing found on a trail northwest of Kenai on Saturday night may be linked to a family of four who went missing from the area last May, the Kenai Police Department said Sunday. Rebecca Adams, 23, her two children Michelle Hundley, 6, and Jaracca Hundley, 3, and Adams’ boyfriend Brandon Jividen, 37, were last seen in late May at their apartment in the Kenai Peninsula town of about 7,000. Their family dog “Sparks” vanished with them. The family’s sudden disappearance spurred one of the biggest search efforts the Peninsula has seen and made national headlines. READ MORE HERE

 

STORY SUMMARY:

  • Mother vanished with young daughters and boyfriend
  • Breakfast left on table; cars, wallets, keys, untouched
  • Biggest search in 20 years by state troopers, FBI, yields no clues
  • Police question fugitive grandmother over missing family
  • Grandmother caught with stolen guns, meth, sex offender boyfriend

 

Mom Stabbed Her 3 Kids; Killing 2

Posted by Sandra On March - 22 - 2015 Comments Off on Mom Stabbed Her 3 Kids; Killing 2

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UPDATE: The 3rd child, 5-month old Christopher, has died. 

PALM BAY, Florida– A quiet Brevard County neighborhood erupted in chaos Friday evening when the Palm Bay Police Department received a 911 call about three children who were stabbed inside a home. Multiple ambulances and police cars swarmed the 1100 block of Kenmore Street Northwest around 6 p.m. Officers and medics found Jessica McCarty, 33, allegedly holding a knife at her front door. Inside the home, investigators said they found three children – an infant, a 7-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy – all of whom were unresponsive. READ MORE HERE

UPDATE: Florida woman charged with killing her 2 children, seriously injuring baby

PALM BAY, Florida— A central Florida woman charged with fatally stabbing her two children and seriously injuring her baby has waived her right to a court appearance. Instead of appearing before a judge Sunday,  Jessica Lacey McCarty chose to remain in custody where she is under a special medical watch. No other details were given about her condition. A judge ordered her held without bond. READ MORE HERE

Florida woman charged with fatally stabbing 2 children

Florida Mother Stabs, Kills Her Two Children: Police

Palm Bay mom charged with murder in death of children

Daycare Provider Charged In 19-Month Old’s Death

Posted by Sandra On March - 22 - 2015 Comments Off on Daycare Provider Charged In 19-Month Old’s Death

downloadA babysitter in Elkhart County is facing a felony charge after investigators say a toddler died in her care. WSBT 22 learned Jackie Rolston lied to police about how 19-month-old Kirk Coleman died in her care, and it’s not the first time she has been accused of child abuse.  Monday, Angie Garza and her family picked out a headstone for her dead grandson. Tuesday – his birthday – they spent St. Patrick’s Day at the cemetery celebrating a little boy they loved so much. “He would have been two,” Garza said. “That was a bad day.” READ MORE HERE

New Paris woman charged with battery resulting in 19-month-old’s death

Family of Kirk Coleman promotes petition for a national child abuse registry

Convicted Grandma Now Faces Death Penalty for Girl’s Running Death

Posted by Sandra On March - 22 - 2015 Comments Off on Convicted Grandma Now Faces Death Penalty for Girl’s Running Death

GARRARD GUILTY

Grandmother who made 9-year-old girl run for 3- hours until she collapsed and died is found guilty of her murder and now faces the death penalty 

GADSDEN, Alabama — Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison. A jury convicted 49-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard late Friday in the February 2012 death of Savannah Hardin, siding with prosecutors who depicted Garrard as a “drill sergeant from hell,” a domineering taskmaster so enraged over a lie about candy that she made the girl run until she dropped. The sentencing phase — a mini-trial within the trial — is to begin Monday, the judge said. The jury will hear additional testimony and make a decision on whether to recommend life without parole or death for Garrard, but the final decision is up to Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree under Alabama law. READ MORE HERE

 

Grandmother Arrested for Abuse

Posted by Sandra On March - 20 - 2015 Comments Off on Grandmother Arrested for Abuse

26D609B900000578-3004067-image-a-7_1426855589827FLORIDA – A grandmother has been arrested following horrific allegations of abuse. Linda Brantly of Orange County, Florida has been accused of chaining her three elementary school-aged children to her washing machine with dog collars and forcing them to sleep on the floor. She would also make the children to plank or raise their hands in the air for extended periods of time as punishment. Even worse, these allegations were discovered as the three children were being interviewed about possible sexual abuse they had suffered at the hands of a family member. READ MORE HERE

 

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