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  • 2nd man arraigned in Michigan toddler's slaying

    July 5, 2014 10:45 PM

    INKSTER, Mich. (AP) - A 29-year-old man was ordered jailed Saturday in connection with the slaying of a 2-year-old Detroit-area girl, the second man charged in what investigators believe could have been a retaliatory attack for a shooting in April. Raphael Hearn of Inkster was arraigned via video in Romulus... more »
  • Father Admits to Smothering Toddler Because He Wanted to Continue Playing Video Games

    April 20, 2014 4:21 PM

    CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man is in custody in connection with the death of his toddler son. Police say Cody Wygant, 24, confessed to suffocating the child so he could continue playing video games. Wygant lives at Bell Villa Mobile Home Park with his wife, kids... more »
  • Toddler Charged With Attempted Murder in Hiding With Family

    April 12, 2014 5:48 PM

    LAHORE, Pakistan April 9, 2014 (AP)- A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has been swept up in an attempted murder investigation that highlights the country's dysfunctional criminal justice system where even children are not immune from questionable legal decisions. The toddler was brought to court last Friday as part of an... more »
  • Navy warship en route to sick toddler on sailboat

    April 5, 2014 7:38 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. Navy warship was headed Saturday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a crippled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world. Slicing the Pacific at 25 knots, the USS Vandegrift was expected to reach the Rebel Heart in the late afternoon... more »
  • Marrero man indicted in Toddler's death

    July 12, 2013 10:05 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old Marrero man in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, who authorities say suffered a bite on her back and a skull fracture before she died. The Times-Picayune reports Cyril Jones was charged with second-degree murder and... more »
  • Houma toddler killed in driveway of home

    June 18, 2012 9:53 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 16-month-old girl struck by an SUV in the driveway of her home has died. Houma police tell The Courier 30-year-old Sandra Lopez-Barragan was backing out of her driveway Saturday when her vehicle struck her daughter, Jayce Salazar. The child was taken to Leonard Chabert Medical... more »
  • Mom arrested in toddler daughter's drowning

    May 24, 2012 11:25 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, LA. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Prairieville mother on child desertion charges tied to the drowning of her 2-year-old daughter. Deputies tell The Advocate ( ) juvenile and family services investigators found that 22-year-old Fallon Gautreau left the 2-year-old unsupervised with neighborhood children playing in... more »
  • Woman takes plea deal in toddler's death

    April 18, 2012 7:30 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 29-year-old woman facing prosecution in the death of her 2-year-old godchild has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. The Advocate reports Shantell Watts Donahue and her husband, 29-year-old Terrell Devon Donahue, both of Gonzales, were indicted in May on charges of first-degree murder... more »
  • Man gets 20 years in death of toddler

    January 6, 2012 10:39 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - A DeRidder man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the 2008 death of a toddler. Clarence Taylor pleaded guilty to manslaughter as part of an agreement with prosecutors. State District Judge C. Kerry Anderson sentenced Taylor Thursday. He had initially been charged with... more »
  • Toddler drowns at home

    January 4, 2012 10:06 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a 1-year old girl fell into a plastic goldfish pond and drowned after wandering away from her mother. Sheriff's office spokesman Perry Rushing says deputies were called to a home just outside of Denham Springs Monday afternoon to investigate a... more »
  • Toddler Survives Gas Container Explosion

    October 12, 2011 11:13 PM

    A one-year-old girl from New Iberia is recovering after she was burned by a gas can explosion. David Bellard, Jr. said he was sitting outside in a go-cart with his young daughter, Jeannette Bellard, Tuesday afternoon, when he said she got up to chase a cat. "When I... more »
  • Toddler Drowns in Jeanerette

    July 5, 2011 9:54 PM

    Two year old, Zyri Alfred drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool in Jeanerette. This happened around three o'clock, monday afternoon when the child's family was together celebrating the 4th of July. Family members say the minutes leading up to Zyri's death happened so fast. Within 20 minutes, he wandered away,... more »
  • Woman booked in toddler's hot car death

    June 1, 2011 10:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested a woman accused of leaving a 3-year-old boy in a parked car where he died in the sweltering heat. Police say 23-year-old Genee Brumfield was booked Tuesday with negligent homicide. Police say Brumfield picked up the toddler at approximately 8 a.m.... more »
  • Men take toddler on alleged drug run

    December 20, 2010 9:34 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Three men have been arrested after a police stop found over a pound of marijuana in their car along with a 3-year-old child. State police say that just before 9 a.m. Sunday, troopers in Hammond pulled over a sports utility vehicle that was impeding traffic. WWL-TV... more »
  • Boy Dies in Fall from Luxury Suite at Lakers Game

    November 22, 2010 12:16 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A toddler has died after falling 50 feet from a luxury suite at the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Golden State Warriors in the Staples Center arena. Police Sgt. Frank Alvelais says early Monday that the boy, believed to be 2 or 3 years old,... more »
  • "Stolen Memories"

    August 2, 2010 6:46 PM

    A Breaux Bridge mother is enduring yet another loss, after a home invasion. Kelly Breaux says her family came back from a weekend of camping on Sunday to find their home had been ransacked. She said the thieves took off with 3 laptops, a camera, cell phone and other small... more »
  • Manslaughter Indictment

    July 30, 2010 6:26 PM

    There are new developments in the death of a St. Landry Parish toddler. 25 year old Napoleon Prudhomme was indicted this week for the manslaughter of 2 year old Marla Keys. The incident happened nearly three months ago, when Prudhomme was watching his girl friend's child. According to reports... more »
  • Opelousas Man Indicted for Manslaughter of Toddler

    July 30, 2010 12:25 PM

    Napoleon Prudhomme of Opelousas was indicted on July 28 for manslaughter charges in the death of a two year old girl. Prudhomme was the boyfriend of the child's mother. On May 5th, Prudhomme made a statement to officials that he was in a car with the child when she began... more »
  • Toddler Accidentally Drowns in Caldwell Parish

    June 15, 2010 10:27 AM

    COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - Caldwell Parish deputies say they're investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old boy from Monroe, but consider it accidental. Deputies said that Brandon Berry's body was found Sunday night in a campground swimming area, shortly after his mother reported him missing. Detective Cedric Meredith says there was... more »
  • Toddler Burned in Bathtub of Hot Water

    March 30, 2010 9:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old Shreveport woman has been booked with child cruelty after a toddler showed up at a hospital with second- and third-degree burns. Police say detectives determined the child had been placed in a bathtub of hot water. ... more »
  • Pet monkey put to death after biting child

    February 18, 2010 5:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they had to put a Lafayette Parish woman's pet monkey to death after it bit a child. It happened last week in Lafayette, according to a news release from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The 3-year-old girl was at... more »
  • Acadia man holds family hostage

    February 15, 2010 1:05 PM

    Deputies and Swat Team members swarmed a house Sunday night after a report of a hostage situation involving a two year old child. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's office was called out to 430 Roxie Highway at 4:30 after receiving a call that a man was shooting at his family. Law... more »

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