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SOUTH BEND – The man accused of beating his 10-year-old son to death appeared in front of a judge Monday. Terry Sturgis, 35, is facing felony murder and battery charges. Police say he beat Tramelle Sturgis, his son, with a club, a belt and duct...
Tags: Crimes, Murder, Criminals, Justice System, Judges
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal trial began Wednesday for an Indiana man accused of forcing his grandsons to hike for miles in the Grand Canyon without food or water in brutal August heat. Investigators have said that Christopher Alan Carlson of...
SOUTH BEND — Calling his crimes “the worst of the worst,” St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller sentenced a local father to 53 years in prison today for fatally beating his young daughter in 2008. Valentin Escobedo, 25,...
Tags: Crimes, Trials, Illegal Immigrants, Injuries and Wounds, Judges
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A father who tossed his 7-year-old son overboard during a Southern California harbor cruise has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse and endangerment. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/zfV6rh) says Sloan Briles...
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A 34-year-old Livingston County woman has been charged with first-degree child abuse and torture involving her young step-grandson. Sara Rae Walters was arraigned Friday in Howell. She was ordered held on a $200,000 bond....
Tags: Abusive Behavior
WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a 2-month-old Detroit-area boy face charges in his slaying and the abuse of his twin brother. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 22-year Antonio Brandon with first-degree murder and child abuse....
Tags: Murder, Prosecution, Abusive Behavior
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Prosecutors say an Alaska woman committed child abuse by squirting hot sauce in the mouth of her adopted Russian son in a case that was came under international scrutiny after a "Dr. Phil" episode. Cynthia Franklin told a...
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study suggests the recession took a toll on young children in terms of abuse. The results are in a study of 422 abused children from mostly lower-income families, known to face greater risks for being abused, and the...
SOUTH BEND -- A local father has been arrested for allegedly shaking his infant daughter violently earlier this summer when she would not stop crying, causing serious injury. Prosecutors charged Adam C. Lolmaugh, 20, with one count of felony battery and...
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Jackson County judge has sentenced a man to prison for 25 to 50 years for fatally assaulting his 2-month-old son. Circuit Judge John McBain handed down the sentence Thursday to 29-year-old Adam Stevens in the Aug. 19, 2010,...
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A convicted child molester has been arrested after police and FBI agents raided his Muncie apartment and found child pornography. A jail spokesman said 51-year-old Anthony W. Humphrey was being held in Marion County Jail on...
Tags: FBI, Punishment, Prisons, Abusive Behavior
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have filed murder charges against the father of a 2-year-old girl whose body had five human bite marks and a lacerated liver. The Flint Journal reports 2-year-old Tiarra Woodward was found not breathing in...
Tags: Social Issues, Crimes, Murder, Prosecution, Justice System
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