Mom sentenced for killing diabetic daughter with Mountain Dew

CLERMONT COUNTY, OH – An Ohio mother received a 9 to 13.5-year prison sentence on involuntary manslaughter charges on Friday concerning her four-year-old daughter’s death. Tamara Banks, 41, faced charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, and endangering children. However, the murder and endangering children charges were dropped on plea of guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Tamara Banks gave her daughter Mountain Dew as a primary part of her diet. The child’s mother continually fed her Mountain Dew in baby battles, …

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Baby dies after suffocating beneath couch cushions

KALAMAZOO, MI – A Michigan couple faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree child abuse following the suffocation of their 6-month-old daughter. It is alleged that while intoxicated, the couple fell asleep, and their baby was wedged in the couch and smothered. Jose Antonio Roldan Jr., 40, and Ladesha Ann Powe, 29, made a Zoom appearance in court on Wednesday for these charges. The couple reportedly confessed to consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana while looking …

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Woman stabs her boyfriend 100 times in drug-induced psychosis

VENTURA, CA – An expert witness in the trial of Bryn Spejcher, a 32-year-old woman from California, has posited cannabis-induced psychosis as the cause of a fatal incident in which Spejcher stabbed her boyfriend 100 times. She was also reported to have stabbed her dog and herself during the violent episode in May 2018, which took place at her boyfriend’s apartment in Thousand Oaks. Spejcher, originally from Chicago, had reportedly used cannabis only a handful …

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Ohio mother pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in toddler’s bathtub death

CINCINNATI, Ohio- A 28-year-old mother from Ohio has entered a guilty plea after receiving charges of involuntary manslaughter. These charges came about as a result of the tragic death of her 3-year-old son, according to court documents. The plea deal, finalized on Wednesday, will see additional charges of child endangerment against Molly Krebs dropped. The incident occurred on December 1, 2022, when Cincinnati Police were summoned to Krebs’ residence in Avondale. Upon arrival, they found …

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