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4-YO Girl Tortured, Killed

MICHIGAN – A 4-year-old girl who died after allegedly being tortured by her mother and boyfriend had been so badly burned that her big toe fell off and melted skin was found in the bathtub. The gruesome details surrounding Gabby Barrett’s death emerged after the little girl’s mother Candice Diaz, 24, and her boyfriend Brad Fields, 28, were captured by police on Tuesday. The couple had sparked a nationwide manhunt after going on the run from Sumpter Township on New Year’s Day after Gabby died. They were arrested 792 miles away in southern Georgia.

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Newborn Found Dead Under Porch

PENNSYLVANIA – Police say a 23-year-old woman left her dead newborn child in a bag under the porch of her father’s Pennsylvania home. Authorities say Brittany Robinson was charged Sunday with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and concealing the death of a child. Police say they believe the baby was born alive. An autopsy is set for Monday night to determine the exact cause of death.

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Corey Feldman Names Pedos

Dr. Mehmet Oz – On today’s show, for the first time ever, Corey Feldman identified one of his alleged abusers: Jon Grissom. Together with our show’s legal counsel, we investigated Grissom, and his background is incredibly disturbing. He’s still a fugitive from justice – if you see him, please notify your local law enforcement.

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Male Nurse May Have Killed Up To 60 Children

TEXAS – A “killer nurse” who may have killed 60 Texas children, was indicted on a murder charge for the fifth time this year. Genene Jones, 68, was charged Tuesday with killing 2-month-old Paul Villarreal in 1981. Jones was serving consecutive 99-year and 60-year sentences in state prison for previous charges — but was slated to get out in March 2018 under a mandatory release law. However, she will now be sent to an adult detention center while she awaits trial on her new murder charges, according to Nico LaHood, Bexar County District Attorney.

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Father Taken Into Custody

RICHARDSON, Texas – The father of a missing 3-year-old Richardson girl who was later found dead has changed his story of what happened to her. Wesley Mathews was taken into custody on Monday night for injury to a child, a first-degree felony. His bond was set at $1 million. Mathews was previously charged with child endangerment. He told police his daughter Sherin disappeared after he left her by a tree around 3 a.m. on Oct. 7 because she wouldn’t drink her milk.

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Child Rapist Given Joint Custody

MICHIGAN – A Sanilac County Circuit judge has granted parenting time and joint legal custody of an 8-year-old boy to a convicted sex offender who allegedly raped the child’s mother nine years ago. Christopher Mirasolo, 27, of Brown City was awarded joint legal custody by Judge Gregory S. Ross after DNA testing established paternity of the child, according to the victim’s attorney, Rebecca Kiessling, who is seeking protection under the federal Rape Survivor Child Custody Act. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 25. The case, initially reported on “The Steve Gruber Show,” a Lansing-based radio program, is believed the first of its kind in Michigan and possibly the nation. According to the victim and Kiessling, it was prompted after the county surveyed the victim regarding child support she had received this past year.

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Toddler Left Outside During Hurricane Irma

JASPER, Florida — A man faces child cruelty charges, after his 19-month-old daughter was reportedly left outside during Tropical Storm Irma. Police in Jasper, Florida arrested 36-year-old Angelo Mitchell Monday. The Hamilton County Sheriff says the toddler’s mother reported the child missing at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday from their Jasper home. Officers and deputies searched the area and used a tracking dog to try to find the child, but came up empty. Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, a passerby discovered the child, lying in the yard of a home nearby. The little girl was discovered about 400-500 yards from her house. The sheriff says the 19-month-old suffered the whole night through the storm, exposed to the wind and rain, and was purple in color.

Four Charged for Child Torture 0

Four Charged for Child Torture

ALBION, New York – 10-year-old girl who was beaten repeatedly, forced to run with heavy packs and dragged behind a car escaped her tormentors as they slept to ask a neighbor for help, police in central New York said Friday. Four adults were charged after the bruised and malnourished girl escaped on Wednesday from her home in rural Oswego County, north of Syracuse. Her treatment, which included beatings with a tightly rolled newspaper wrapped with electrical tape, had apparently been getting worse since April, Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan said.

5-Year Old Boy Found Tortured 0

5-Year Old Boy Found Tortured

A father serving in the Navy was arrested along with his girlfriend on suspicion that the couple tortured the man’s five-year-old son. Murrieta County police said they have arrested Benjamin Whitten and Jeryn Johnson on multiple counts of child abuse after being receiving a distress call on Tuesday. Police and fire personnel were dispatched to an emergency call at 24001 Verdun Lane shortly after 10:00am and discovered a child with ‘severe injuries.’

Child Killed During Attempted Rape 0

Child Killed During Attempted Rape

NORWICH, N.Y. — A man killed a child while he was trying to rape her last weekend in his Chenango County home, police said. James S. Brower, 36, of Norwich, has been charged with murdering Jacelyn D. O’Connor, an 11-year-old girl. He killed Jacelyn as he tried to rape her in his 961 County Highway 33 home, said New York State Police Investigator Jamieson Tefft in a felony complaint.

Couple Charged With Murder 0

Couple Charged With Murder

TN – A couple has been charged with murder and child abuse in the death of a toddler at Ridgecrest Apartments on June 24. The Memphis Police Department said in an email Saturday that the child’s mother, Keinosha Taper, 20, and Taper’s boyfriend Gregory Ford, 27, have been charged in the death of Amelia Taper, a 23-month-old. They were arrested Friday and charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, first degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child abuse, and first degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child neglect.

Teens Charged In Infant’s Murder 0

Teens Charged In Infant’s Murder

ROCKWELL, N.C. — A suspect has been taken into custody in Concord after evading Rowan County Police. Houston Ray McCarn, has been arrested after being found at the Howard Johnson Motel in Concord. According to police McCarn, and his girlfriend Amber Scarborough was wanted for the First Degree Murder of Kingston Aistrop, and Felony Child Abuse Causing Serious Body Injury. Kingston Aistrop, 8-weeks-old, was reported to not be breathing when the mother called 911 in July 2016.

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Father Admits to Manslaughter

QUEENSLAND – A man who killed his seven-week-old baby will be sentenced for manslaughter after pleading guilty at the Brisbane Supreme Court. Rick Cataldo was arraigned over the May 2012 death of daughter Lily Rain Cataldo at the court on Thursday, where he entered a plea to a single charge. Lily’s mother Michelle Leask was in April sentenced to five years’ imprisonment after also pleading guilty to manslaughter.

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Abused Baby On Ventilator

GREENVILLE, S.C. – A man and woman are accused of child abuse after a 5-month-old was taken to the hospital with severe oral trauma, according to the sheriff’s office. Celeste Paulina Marroquin, 20 – Charged with 2 counts of Unlawful Neglect of a child – $20,000 bond. Ricardo Perez Salas, 23 – Charged with Child abuse and Unlawful Neglect of a Child – No bond. Investigators say Salas was in a home with the child despite a recent DSS order prohibiting contact with the child. At some point between June 10 and 11 – the child starting crying and Salas put his finger down the throat of the child for an extended period of time, causing the damage, according to the report.

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