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  • Man told toddler to put up his dukes before fatal beating: cops

    08/25/2016 2:02:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies ^ | 8/25/16 | Jamie Schram
    A New Jersey man picked a fight with his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, telling the defenseless toddler to put up his dukes before beating him to death. Zachary Tricoche, 24, of Pennsauken was arraigned Tuesday in Camden County Superior Court on murder charges after his pathetic attempt at a boxing match with little Jamil Baskerville Jr., who weighed a mere 29 pounds.Tricoche was then transferred to Camden County Jail, where he’s being held on $1 million cash bail. Just prior to the Saturday night attack, Tricoche had gotten into a heated argument with his girlfriend over food she had purchased that...
  • Parents, children of Pa. family found dead in their home

    08/07/2016 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 40 replies ^ | 8/7/16 | Rob Tornoe
    Five family members, including a 2-year-old toddler, were found dead in their home in a small Pennsylvania town in what authorities are describing as an apparent murder-suicide.

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • Toddler fatally shot by gunman in front of parents in southeast Fresno

    06/22/2016 5:48:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 22, 2016
    Visibly distraught, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer vowed Wednesday to “do everything we can” to bring to justice the shooter who gunned down 20-month-old Rashad Halford Jr. in front of the toddler’s parents. “A tragedy occurred in our city last night,” said Dyer, who took several minutes to compose himself before addressing the media at police headquarters.
  • Reports: Toddler dragged by gator into water near Disney's Grand Floridian

    BAY LAKE, Florida - Deputies are searching for a two-year-old child that reportedly was dragged into water around the area of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, according to WFTV and The Orlando Sentinel . According to Orange County deputies, authorities were told the child was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon. A helicopter was sent above the area to search for the child above as authorities search by ground.
  • Mother accused of burning toddler by putting child in oven

    03/22/2016 9:59:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies ^ | March 22, 2016 | Andrea Cavallier
    GLEN ROSE, Texas -- A Texas woman was arrested Thursday after police say she put her 2-year-old child in the oven. Tasha Shontell Hatcher, 35, of Glen Rose, is charged with injury to a child. According to the Glen Rose Reporter, the toddler suffered second and third degree when Hatcher put the child in the oven, witnesses say.
  • 3 people killed in separate shootings in Little Rock (Mother killed while holding 2 yo daughter)

    02/01/2016 10:21:45 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01 FEB 16 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot over the course of a day in Little Rock, including a mother who was holding her young daughter while she was struck, police said Sunday. The killings bring to five the number of homicides in the city so far this year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan said 19-year-old Junius Pitts Jr. died early Sunday morning after being shot while apparently sitting in his car at a red light near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. A witness who was in the car...
  • Syrian toddler Aylan's father drove capsized boat, other passengers say

    09/12/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-11-15 | Saif Hameed
    The father of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi was working with smugglers and driving the flimsy boat that capsized trying to reach Greece, other passengers on board said, in an account that disputes the version he gave last week. Ahmed Hadi Jawwad and his wife, Iraqis who lost their 11-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son in the crossing, told Reuters that Abdullah Kurdi panicked and accelerated when a wave hit the boat, raising questions about his claim that somebody else was driving the boat. A third passenger confirmed their version of events, which Reuters could not independently verify. "The story that...
  • Searchers find child's head, other remains in Garfield Park lagoon

    09/07/2015 5:47:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/05/2015 | Mitch Dudek
    Chicago Police said Sunday night that a child’s head was found in the Garfield Park lagoon, and the case has been classified as a death investigation. Earlier in the day, doctors were awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination of a child’s hands and feet found Saturday in the lagoon. The Cook County medical examiner’s office examined the body parts Sunday morning. Results were pending, but office spokesman Frank Shuftan said it would be impossible to determine the cause and manner of death from the four body parts alone. Reached by phone on Sunday, Dr. Stephen Cina, the Cook County...
  • Aylan Kurdi’s family had FREE housing in Turkey, while father’s story is full of holes

    09/06/2015 10:46:09 PM PDT · by hamboy · 15 replies
    The Muslim Issue ^ | September 4, 2015 | The Muslim Issue
    4 million Muslims pretend to escape 30,000 ISIS fighters who are not even near their towns, cities and even countries. This kind of mass-migration fraud is a medieval war strategy and it’s called Hijrah. It’s part of jihad.Ok, so let’s pretend that they are victims of war and need to escape. Very easy to resolve. Pressure the 49 Islamic countries around the world to take them all in. Block them from all and total entry into the West. If the Islamic countries don’t take them in – put trade sanctions on them. Watch and see how quickly this mass-migration flood...
  • Ohio zoo: Mom dangling toddler over cheetah pit when he fell (Cleveland, Ohio)

    04/13/2015 3:24:35 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    A woman was dangling her 2-year-old son over a railing at the Cleveland zoo when he fell about 10 feet into a cheetah exhibit, zoo officials said. The toddler’s parents jumped in and pulled him to safety Saturday afternoon. He was treated at a hospital for a few bumps and bruises, said Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray. The cheetahs didn’t go toward the boy or his parents, said Chris Kuhar, executive director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Several eyewitnesses saw the woman holding the child over the railing, Kuhar said in a statement. “While this incident is disturbing to everyone,...
  • Black legislator accuses white colleague’s toddler of racism

    03/28/2015 7:49:11 PM PDT · by Baynative · 59 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 3/27/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    During a heated debate over an Indiana “religious freedom” bill, a Democratic representative took the opportunity to accuse the child of one of her colleagues of racism. The child is an 18-month-old toddler. “I told Jud McMillin I love his son, but he’s scared of me because of my color and that’s horrible,” Summers said, to groans. “It’s true,” she insisted. She urged McMillin to “introduce your child to some people of color so that he won’t live his life as a prejudiced person.”
  • Mika Brzezinski: Tom Cotton a 'Toddler' and 'Fool'

    03/16/2015 6:02:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine the audacity of a freshman senator presuming to speak out forcefully on foreign affairs! What? You thought we were alluding to Barack Obama, who after less than a year in the Senate and with no discernible foreign policy credentials began a campaign to become Commander-in-Chief? No, no, no! We were talking about Tom Cotton, of course! On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski castigated Cotton as a "toddler" and a "fool" for writing that letter to Iran. For good measure, Al Hunt said that America has its "crazies" just like Iran has its "crazies." Did Hunt just equate Republican senators...
  • Police: Toddler puts handgun in mouth in shocking videos

    01/16/2015 5:55:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | January 12, 2015 | KFOR-TV & L. Noland
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – An Evansville, Indiana couple are charged with neglect after police say they found cell phone videos allegedly showing the woman’s 1-year-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, the child’s mother, Toni Wilson, 22, and Michael L. Barnes, 19, face charges of child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon. Police say they found the videos after Barnes was arrested for allegedly trying to sell a gun to an undercover officer. In the videos, the girl holds a gun as a man and woman encourage her to say “pow,” “bang”...
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after...

    10/19/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.19.14 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: New York toddler is 'beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend after she accidentally soiled herself' A 3-year-old girl in New York City died Saturday after her mother's boyfriend allegedly beat her to death in a fit of rage when she accidentally soiled herself. Cops found little Jeida Torres unconscious and unresponsive about 3:50pm Saturday in an apartment in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Police had been called by a neighbor who heard the child screaming inside the place. 'I saw the paramedics run out with little girl wrapped in a blanket,' neighbor Keith Best, 43, told the New York...
  • Toddler critically injured by ‘flash bang’ during police search

    05/29/2014 5:26:52 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 145 replies ^ | 5/29/14 | Alexis Stevens
    A 19-month-old boy critically injured when a police device was tossed into his bed has a 50 percent chance of surviving, his parents said today. But a northeast Georgia sheriff defends the officers’ actions, calling it a tragic accident. “The last thing you want is law enforcement to injure someone innocent,” Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “There was no malicious act performed. It was a terrible accident that was never supposed to happen.” Hours after a confidential informant said he bought methamphetamine from Wanis Thometheva at a Habersham County home late Tuesday, officers returned to the...
  • Child burned by distraction device during raid (Follow up)

    05/30/2014 5:26:33 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 43 replies ^ | May 29, 2014 | Rob Moore
    CLARKESVILLE - Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell now is talking about the high-risk warrant service that resulted in burns to a 2-year-old child early Wednesday. The child was burned when narcotics agents, assisted by members of the Habersham Special Response Team, used a distraction device as they entered a home at 182 Lakeview Heights Circle outside Cornelia. "We had prior information on it," Terrell said of the circumstances of the home and its occupants. "The individual had been involved in an altercation with another male involving a possible AK-47 [rifle] several months ago, and he was arrested on some weapons...
  • Police: Wichita toddler shot, killed by 4-year-old brother

    04/30/2014 4:30:18 PM PDT · by eccentric · 23 replies
    KAKE-TV News ^ | Apr 30, 2014 | KAKE News
    Wichita Police say a toddler died after he was accidentally shot by his four-year-old brother. Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, 911 received a call about a shooting. The caller was extremely upset, and dispatchers were unable to get a location from the man. Moments later, two men showed up at Wesley Medical Center with a 1-year-old child who had been shot in the chest. Police say three children: a four-year-old boy, a three-year-old girl and a 19-month old boy, were in a bedroom when the oldest child opened a nightstand that contained a loaded 9mm handgun. Lt. Todd Ojile says...
  • Swearing toddler in Omaha police union video taken into protective custody

    01/09/2014 2:27:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/09/14
    OMAHA, Neb. – A toddler who was cursed at and encouraged to curse in a video posted online has been placed in protective custody, Omaha police announced Wednesday. In a news release, police said that four children, including the toddler from the video that was posted by the police union, were removed from the home. The union has faced criticism for posting the video on its website.
  • Shocking image of toddler sipping a Bud Light at Cleveland Browns tailgate goes viral

    10/16/2013 8:07:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    A shocking photograph of a toddler drinking from a can of Bud Light at a Cleveland Browns' tailgating party has gone viral after it was posted online. The photo was posted on Webstagram by John Cogar, a personalization specialist at Party City who lives in North Olmsted, Ohio. He posted the image on Monday along with the comment 'starting early these days!' The timing suggests the photo might have been taken at a tailgate on Sunday when the Cleveland Browns visited the Detroit Lions and lost 31:17. Tailgate parties are a football ritual, with supporters gathering at the stadium carpark...
  • Toddler sings Elvis

    08/09/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT · by VerySadAmerican · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/9/13
    I don't know if I did this right. This is simply too cute! This baby knows the song!
  • Toddler Shot Dead By 4-Year-Old Brother (MN)

    12/05/2012 3:58:54 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies ^ | 12/5/12 | WCCO Staff
    Police are investigating after a 2-year-old child was allegedly shot dead by another child. Police said the shooting happened in Minneapolis’s Riverside neighborhood on the 1900 block of 7th Street South. They were called to the scene just before 1 p.m. Authorities said the 2-year-old child was pronounced dead in the ambulance at the scene before he could be taken to the hospital. According to Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer, the toddler was shot by his 4 year old brother who was playing with a firearm. Michelle Prestegard is a neighbor and witnessed the toddler receiving CPR. “I saw the...
  • Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)

    10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP
    Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea. His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face. "It was whisky, I would say a...
  • PD: Phoenix Mom Arrested For Giving Child Beer in Sippy Cup

    07/05/2012 9:42:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    KPHO ^ | Jul 05, 201 | Steven Leslie and Breann Bierma
    A Phoenix woman was arrested and charged with child abuse after police said she put beer into her 2-year-old son's sippy cup at a pizza restaurant. Valerie M. Topete, 36, is facing one count of child abuse after a witness called police and told them she saw Topete pour beer from a pitcher into the infant's cup and place it in front of the child on Tuesday in the 4900 block of East Ray Road. The witness told police the child later fell from his seat, leading her to believe the boy was intoxicated. Topete told police her son had...
  • How Chinese toddler was rescued from a 40ft well with an iPhone (with video link)

    04/02/2012 7:53:23 PM PDT · by rawhide · 10 replies ^ | 4-2-12 | Lyle Brennan
    This incredible footage was recorded as firefighters in China used an iPhone camera to seek out a two-year-old boy who had fallen down a well. The child plunged into the 40ft shaft while playing with friends outside a small village near Mengzi City, in Yunnan Province. Villagers raised the alarm after they heard him crying, tossing down a rope to which he clung for about an hour as they waited for the emergency services to arrive. When the fire service arrived they struggled to pull the trapped toddler out of the narrow hole. Emergency workers fed in a hose attached...
  • TSA Nabs Suspected Al Queda Terrorist At O'Hare International Airport, A toddler in a wheelchair

    03/18/2012 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Nasher · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 03/17/2012 | mattonair
    A toddler in a wheelchair is stopped by the TSA at ORD (O'Hare Airport in Chicago) and forced to into a sequestered area. On his way to a family vacation in Disney, this 3 year old boy is in a body cast for a broken leg. Despite assurances from his father that "everything is ok", he is physically trembling with fear while he watches his two siblings, mother, father, grandfather and grandmother pass through along with everyone else...only to be singled out.
  • Toddler Tantrum Gets Family Booted from JetBlue Flight. Is Flying Still Kid-friendly?

    03/09/2012 1:01:01 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/9/2012 | Piper Weiss
    Is a 2-year-old girl really a flight risk? Of course not, unless she's having a temper tantrum. Colette Vieau and her family were heading home from vacation, when their toddler had a code red melt-down after boarding the plane. Refusing to stay seated and buckled up, and possibly agitating her 3-year-old sister, Vieau's youngest daughter, Natalie, became public enemy number one as the plane crew waited for take off. "We were holding them down with all of our might, seat belt on. And I said, 'We have them seated. Can we go now?" Colette, a pediatrician, told Rhode Island's NBC...
  • Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder

    12/20/2011 3:22:44 PM PST · by Just4Him · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/2011 | Antoinette Campbell
    (CNN) -- A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by. "She was out here as a innocent bystander. She's dead now," said Rufus Ruck, the child's cousin. Keira Holmes Gordon was gunned down in a double shooting at the B. W. Cooper Housing development on Sunday. She was one of two people hit when gunmen from two separate cars opened fire on a man who was standing nearby. According to police, the man ran into...
  • Toddler in China hit by 2 vehicles, then ignored, dies

    10/23/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/21/11 | Keith B. Richburg
    Toddler in China hit by 2 vehicles, then ignored, diesBy Keith B. Richburg, Published: October 21 BEIJING — A 2-year-old girl who was run over by two vehicles and left lying in the street ignored by bystanders died early Friday morning in a Guangdong hospital, Chinese media reported. She had been in a coma since the incident one week ago. The plight of the little girl, identified as Xiao Yueyue, ignited an intense round of public soul-searching here on why so many people — 18, according to surveillance video of the scene — could pass by an injured, bleeding toddler...
  • Man Accused Of Punching Baby, Toddler

    10/11/2011 5:01:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville man faces charges after police said he beat two young children with his fists. According to the arrest report, when an officer arrived at the scene, Michael Proffitt was being restrained by bystanders. Witnesses told police Proffitt tried to grab a 3-year-old out of a stroller and punch the child in the face and head, according to the report. Witnesses said Proffitt also punched a 3-month-old baby being carried by its mother in a front baby carrier, according to the report. Police said Proffitt’s actions put both children in a great deal of danger of...
  • Deputies: Woman with 3-year-old boy robs bank, kid then dropped off at daycare

    07/19/2011 1:27:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Monday, July 18, 2011 | By Josh Gauntt, Reporter
    PASCO COUNTY -- A woman accused of robbing a bank with a toddler in tow has been identified as 24-year-old Cherilyn Jannette Lopez. The robbery was reported at 2:15 p.m. at Region's Bank, located at 7512 S.R. 52 in Port Richey. Here's what deputies say happened: The woman left a 3-year-old boy in a van while she went in the bank. Somehow, the child managed to get out of the car and was seen in the parking lot. The woman retrieved the boy, went back in the bank, and robbed it, deputies say. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount...
  • Toddler-death mum guilty of animal cruelty

    06/12/2011 1:33:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Perth Now ^ | 6/10/11 | Nicole Cox
    A HILTON woman, whose three-year-old son was found dead inside a washing machine with a cat in September last year, has been fined $3000 for mistreating a cat.Kerry Louise Murphy, 24, pleaded guilty in the Fremantle Magistrates Court to ill treating a cat after she placed the distressed feline in front of a dog and filmed the incident on a mobile telephone in June last year. Today, the court heard that Murphy was at home on June 21, 2010 when the cat, known as Gemma, was brought into the house by children she had been babysitting. Her toddler son, Sean,...
  • Source: Mom confesses to killing son found in Maine

    05/18/2011 1:09:11 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 5/18/11 | WHDH-TV
    ALFRED, Mass. -- The mother of the boy found in Maine was questioned by Massachusetts and Maine State Police on Wednesday and has confessed to killing her child, according to sources. Julianne McCrery from Irving, Texas is cooperating with state police according to sources. The little boy’s name is Camden Pierce Hughes. The mother is currently at the Concord State Police Barracks for questioning. According to sources, the mom and child drove up from Texas to Maine, and the mom said that she drove from Texas to do this. She has not been charged with anything. She was seen in...
  • Locksmith to the rescue frees toddler from bank vault

    02/25/2011 8:37:21 PM PST · by rawhide · 49 replies ^ | 2-25-11 | Christian Boone
    <p>A 14-month-old girl spent hours trapped inside a Conyers bank vault Friday evening after wandering off from her mother and grandmother, an employee at the Wells Fargo branch.</p> <p>What followed was a scene from a summer blockbuster, as bank officials and first responders worked feverishly to locate a locksmith trained to open the vault, which was set on a time-released lock, according to Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson.</p>
  • Sex offender nabbed for sexual assault of toddler

    CALIFORNIA – Police arrested a registered sex offender on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl in a discount store in Union City, California. Union City police said Eugene Ramos, 36, snatched the child in an aisle of a Dollar Store and assaulted her last Wednesday, while the child’s grandmother and mother were shopping in the next aisle. Reports said the toddler’s grandmother witnessed the assault and started chasing Ramos. Two bystanders then tackled Ramos and pinned him down until law enforcers arrived.
  • Child ODs On Methadone In Sippy Cup

    11/24/2010 5:39:33 AM PST · by inflorida · 14 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | November 23, 2010
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 30-year-old woman is charged with aggravated manslaughter after a 2-year-old boy died after coming in contact with methadone she admitted leaving in a child's plastic drinking cup, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.The boy's father, Ernest Wright, said he was in school when it happened and he came to his home on Alta Drive on Nov. 15 to find his son unconscious.He took the boy to a hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead on arrival.The autopsy revealed Masia Wright died from methadone toxicity and the medical examiner ruled the case a homicide.
  • Father SavesTtoddler From Zoo's Bear Enclosure

    08/19/2010 3:38:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Aug 2010
    A Dutch man came face-to-face with an angry bear when he climbed into the enclosure at a German zoo to rescue his three-year-old daughter.While her parents were looking away, the little girl, who was visiting the area with her parents and young sibling, climbed a three-foot-high fence in the Luenebach zoo in south-western Germany and tumbled into the animal's pen, police said on Thursday. Though her father quickly climbed after her, the 28-year-old Asiatic black bear had already hit the girl's forehead, injuring her, police said in a statement. While her parents were looking away, the little girl, who was...
  • Despite Mexico’s meddling, illegal alien tried and convicted of killing Nebraska toddler

    07/03/2010 8:54:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Immigration Reform Examiner ^ | July 3, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    a Dakota County jury found De Jesus Melisio-Camacho, 30, guilty of murdering 3-year-old Evelyn Verdugo Paniagua in her family's South Sioux City home. The jury recommended the illegal alien be executed for his crime. A three judge panel will decide whether or not the state will accept the recommendation. Through their consulate office in Omaha, the Mexican government filed a petition to delay the trial indefinitely. However, Judge William Binkard rejected the request and the trial began on Monday. The toddler’s parents were present throughout the week’s proceedings, but left the courtroom in tears, several times, when the details of...
  • Dad Gave Bong to Baby, Police Say

    06/29/2010 4:11:16 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/10
    Julio Cesar Garcia, 20, of Grapevine, Texas, allegedly inhaled smoke from the bong and passed it to the toddler, who put his mouth on the end of the device and played with marijuana in the bowl, according to a witness.
  • Two-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal (chain-smoking toddler has cut back)

    06/08/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 88+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/8/10 | AFP
    Two-year-old Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal puffs on a cigarette in the yard of his family home in Sumatra. The chain-smoking toddler has cut back to 15 cigarettes a day thanks to "therapy focused on playing", a child welfare official has said. (AFP/Ahmad Naafi/SRIWIJAYA POST/File)
  • 2-year-old dies of self-inflicted gunshot

    06/07/2010 10:07:47 AM PDT · by chickadee · 64 replies · 182+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2010
    A 2-year-old Milwaukee boy has died after playing with his mother's handgun.
  • Boy, 2, Smokes Two Packs a Day

    05/27/2010 10:33:19 AM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 13 replies · 798+ views
    AOL News ^ | 5/27/2010
    In this video making the rounds online, Ardi Rizal -- who was given his first cigarette at 18 months -- puffs away. The toddler smokes two packs a day, The Huffington Post reports. "He cries and throws tantrums when we don't let him smoke. He's addicted," his father, Mohammad Rizal, says.
  • Two-year-old smokes 40 cigarettes a day

    05/27/2010 4:53:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies · 986+ views
    Two-year-old smokes 40 cigarettes a day Indo Asian News Service Ardi Rizal is just a two-year-old boy, but is not less than a chain smoker. Rizal who lives in a fishing village Musi Banyuasin, Indonesia, smokes at least 40 cigarettes in a day. He got addicted to smoking after his father gave him a cigarette when he was just 18-months-old, reports He weighs more than 25 kilograms and finds it almost impossible to run with other kids. "He's totally addicted. If he doesn't get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells...
  • American girl aged THREE kills herself after mistaking handgun for Wii control

    03/09/2010 8:29:24 PM PST · by myknowledge · 89 replies · 1,557+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    AU.S. toddler accidently killed herself after mistaking her stepfather's handgun for a Nintendo Wii control. Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan, three, shot herself in the stomach with the .380 caliber, semi-automatic weapon after finding it lying on a table in the living room. Her mother was sitting at the computer just a few feet away while her three-month-old brother was also lying nearby. Investigators today said that the child had probably mistaken the weapon for a Wii control.
  • Visiting Los Angeles/Westlake Village

    02/26/2010 10:48:15 PM PST · by djsunzi · 44 replies · 552+ views
    Hi people, I have to visit Los Angeles with my 20month old son in April. My first time in Los Angeles - wondering if anyone has suggestions what to do that can both entertain me an dmy wife and my 20 month old son. Think Disneyland and the theme parks are not suitable as he is too young. Ideas? -where to stay - which is safe neighborhood?
  • Toddler Saves Grandma By Calling 911

    01/29/2010 12:40:39 PM PST · by marthemaria · 6 replies · 590+ views
    Three-year-old Jaden Bolli, of Maple Shade, N.J., was with his grandmother last Friday when she passed out. Knowing something was wrong, Bolli did what his mother told him to do just days before -- he called 911. The dispatcher asked him what the emergency was, and the toddler responded, "Mom-Mom's sick." "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez said Bolli told the dispatcher the emergency was his grandmother's blood sugar, but as it turns out, she'd had a stroke. Paramedics arrived just in time. Bolli's grandmother is in stable condition. Bolli's mother, Candace Robbins, said on "The Early Show" she had told...
  • Toddler burned by USB cable

    01/11/2010 6:26:02 AM PST · by pelicandriver · 31 replies · 1,469+ views
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 1/9/2010 | Scott Rochat
    Trinity Anderson, the Longmont toddler who suffered severe burns after sticking a USB cable in her mouth, is in critical but stable condition after a surgery Friday morning. ... Trinity received third-degree burns to the right side of her tongue, her hard and soft palates, and both of her lips on the right side. ... Doctors managed to restart the child’s heart, and later that night, Trinity was flown to The Children’s Hospital. Jeff Anderson said the doctors told him these sort of accidents weren’t unheard of, though this was the first one they knew of involving a USB cable.
  • 4-year-old killed by celebratory bullet (in church with his mother)

    01/01/2010 4:46:43 PM PST · by rawhide · 211 replies · 5,766+ views ^ | 1-1-10 | Alexis Stevens
    A 4-year-old boy attending a New Year's Eve church service with his family was killed when a stray bullet came through the roof, hitting him in the head. The boy, Marquel Peters, was sitting beside his mother in the sanctuary during an intermission, said Lloyd Phipps, senior pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy near Decatur. About 350 people were gathered in the DeKalb County church on Covington Drive, waiting for a concert to begin at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Phipps said. "We heard a loud pop, which we now assume was when the bullet came through the roof," Phipps...
  • Suit: Child Choked on Used Condom

    01/31/2009 11:12:16 AM PST · by vivalaoink · 79 replies · 2,906+ views
    NBC - Philadelphia ^ | Vostok | Tamara
    A 22-month-old boy choked on a used condom in the Homewood Suites in Mount Laurel, N.J., according to a lawsuit filed by the little boy's family. The Wolfe family of Pittsburgh, Mass. was headed home after spending the holidays in Florida and they stayed overnight in the Burlington County hotel. The morning of their departure, the toddler apparently found a used condom in the room, left behind by previous travelers, according to the lawsuit. The child’s mother, Amy, heard her little boy chewing and choking on the condom and tried to get it out of his mouth, but he had...