Woman arrested after killing four-year-old son

TAMPA, FL – A Tampa woman has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse following the tragic death of her 4-year-old son. Authorities allege that Arayiah Hudson, 36, attempted to hide evidence of abuse by using makeup to cover the child’s injuries. Police responded to a 911 call from Hudson’s home on N. 15th Street early Saturday morning, where she reported that her son, Joseph, was unresponsive. Despite officers’ efforts to …

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Woman arrested for running over boyfriend and their infant son

WINTER HAVEN, FL – A Florida woman faces multiple charges after allegedly running over her boyfriend and their 16-month-old son during a heated argument, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The incident unfolded on Monday when Aaliyah Ross, 27, was in a dispute with her boyfriend at her home. Seeking to de-escalate the situation, the boyfriend stepped outside with their toddler. However, tensions flared further when he threw a cinder block at Ross’ car. …

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PhD student charged with the death of best friend’s infant son

PITTSBURGH, PA – A California PhD candidate has been charged with the murder of an infant boy she was babysitting after the child’s twin brother was rushed to the hospital with injuries allegedly sustained under her care earlier in the day. Nicole Virzi, 29, faces serious charges, including homicide, aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of children, following the death of six-and-a-half-week-old Leon Katz. Authorities claim Virzi inflicted a skull fracture and multiple brain bleeds …

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Mom feeds her 13-month-old a baby bottle full of bleach

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – Melissa Barnes, a 22-year-old Florida woman, has been arrested and faces charges of child neglect and abuse. An initial report in January led to an investigation revealing that Barnes had allegedly given her 13-month-old daughter a bottle filled with bleach. Barnes asserted that the bleach was employed for bottle cleansing purposes, stated the press release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office issued on Tuesday, June 4. However, allegations raised by a …

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Four-month-old baby girl found dead in hotel room

MISSION BEND, TX – Law enforcement officials in Mission Bend, Texas, are investigating what they describe as the “suspicious” death of a four-month-old baby found at a Days Inn. Harris County Sheriff’s Office Major Earl Dean said that the office received a 911 call from the hotel’s management reporting a non-breathing infant in one of their rooms. The infant, identified by family as Brooklyn, was found in the room without a crib. The baby girl …

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Disturbed mom kills her 4-year-old adopted son

POLK COUNTY, FL – Patricia Saintizaire, a 36-year-old Florida woman, has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of her four-year-old adopted son. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest, which occurred after hospital staff reported the boy’s death as occurring under “suspicious circumstances.” According to the Sheriff’s Office, an autopsy revealed that the boy suffered a deep liver laceration due to targeted blunt force trauma, along with old and fresh scarring on …

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Mother facing charges after violent assault of her two-year-old aboard a flight from Mexico

SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento mother is facing charges after allegedly assaulting her 2-year-old daughter on a flight from Mexico on May 1. According to federal court documents, 33-year-old Breanna Mistler is accused of kicking and backhanding her child after the toddler woke her up during the flight. The documents reveal that Mistler allegedly shook her daughter violently, yelling obscenities at her, which prompted intervention from other passengers. However, Mistler reportedly turned her aggression towards …

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Body of missing four-year-old old found in a duffel bag

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A decomposed body discovered in a duffel bag earlier this year in Philadelphia has been identified as a 4-year-old boy, Damari Carter, who was allegedly beaten to death, according to police. On March 18, a worker cleaning an alleyway in the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia found the body. The child’s age, gender, and identity were initially undetermined due to the state of decomposition. However, police confirmed on Wednesday that DNA testing identified …

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Two adults charged with child’s murder

OVERLAND PARK, KS – In Johnson County, Kansas, two individuals have been charged with child murder and abuse, both currently held on a $1 million bond. The charges come nearly a year after the grim discovery of child abuse in an Overland Park apartment. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe emphasized the importance of justice for vulnerable victims, stating, “In my office it takes a particular note that we have a special duty to those …

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School aide filmed assaulting 10-year-old autistic child while riding on a bus

LITTLETON, CO – A school bus aide from Littleton Public Schools, who was captured on video assaulting a nonverbal student, has been dismissed and taken into custody. The mother of the child has engaged a law firm to seek accountability from the school district. The mother of the 10-year-old victim expressed her outrage at a press conference held on Tuesday. Jessica Vestal, the mother, criticized the school district for failing to protect her son from …

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