Ex-NFL player pleads not guilty in Vegas child death case

Football 05/29/19, 12:20

A former pro football player pleaded not guilty to murder and child endangerment charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter at his Las Vegas apartment.Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Wood's attorney, Thomas Ericsson, didn't immediately respond Wednesday to messages about their Tuesday court appearance.Wood's ...

Update: Lawyers rebuff prosecutor on tossed Spanier case

U.S. 05/01/19, 15:56

The Latest on a judge's decision to throw out the conviction of former Penn State President Graham Spanier (all times local):4:55 p.m.Lawyers for former Penn State President Graham Spanier say they're stunned by the comments from Pennsylvania's attorney general vowing to appeal a federal judge's decision to vacate his child ...

Judge throws out ex-Penn State president’s conviction

Sports 04/30/19, 18:01

A federal judge threw out former Penn State President Graham Spanier's misdemeanor child-endangerment conviction on Tuesday, less than a day before he was due to turn himself in to begin serving a jail sentence.The decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick in Scranton, Pennsylvania, gave state prosecutors three months to ...

Parents won’t face endangerment counts in enclosed crib case

U.S. 04/25/19, 12:47

The parents of two young boys found confined in enclosed cribs bolted to the bedroom floor in their Northern California home will not face child endangerment charges, prosecutors said.Modoc County District Attorney Sam Kyllo said there was no evidence the children — both under 2 — were being cared ...

Parents arrested in California after children found in cages

U.S. 04/23/19, 16:56

Authorities in Northern California say the parents of two boys found inside cages bolted to a bedroom wall have been arrested for child endangerment.Modoc County Sheriff Tex Dowdy said Tuesday deputies arrested 25-year-old Ramon Zendejas and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Mercadies Williams on Friday after deputies found the boys in the ...

Judge orders former Penn St. president Spanier to jail May 1

U.S. 04/10/19, 16:15

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier must report to jail by May 1 to start serving a criminal sentence for his handling of a complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy, under a judge's order made public Wednesday.Judge John Boccabella said Spanier may do his time in the jail ...

Police say 2-year-old boy died after man sat on him

U.S. 03/19/19, 09:35

Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone.Pottawattamie County court records show 31-year-old Larry Murphy is charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. He's jailed on more than $1 million bail.Murphy's attorney didn't return a call ...

Update: Pediatrician’s victims speak out at sentencing

U.S. 03/18/19, 11:05

The Latest on pediatrician's sentencing for sexually assaulting 31 children (all times local):12:05 p.m.Victims of a former Pennsylvania pediatrician have given statements before his sentencing in the sexual assault of 31 children, describing how he destroyed their lives, caused them to feel hopelessness and made them fear doctors.This undated file ...

Pediatrician to be sentenced for assaulting 31 children

U.S. 03/18/19, 00:06

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician is scheduled for sentencing Monday in the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed to act on nearly two decades ago. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown will be sentenced on dozens of counts, including aggravated indecent assault ...

Latest: Texas couple jailed after children found neglected

U.S. 02/12/19, 18:07

The Latest on four malnourished children found at a North Texas home, two locked in a dog cage (all times local):5 p.m.A North Texas couple is jailed without bond after four malnourished children were found in deplorable conditions at their rural home.Wise County jail records show Andrew Joseph Fabila and ...

Mother stands trial in death baby in maggot-infested diaper

U.S. 01/30/19, 11:03

The mother of a baby whose lifeless body was found in an infant swing wearing a maggot-infested diaper is standing trial in his death.Court records say 21-year-old Cheyanne Harris has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. The trial was moved to Le Mars in ...

Kansas mom pleads guilty in death of boy found in concrete

U.S. 11/28/18, 12:02

A Kansas woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges in the abuse and death of her 3-year-old son, whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of their Wichita home.Miranda Miller, 37, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, child abuse and aggravated child endangerment ...

Father whose son shot himself with dad’s gun pleads guilty

U.S. 11/27/18, 10:13

An Iowa man whose 2-year-old son shot himself with his father's handgun is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14 in Des Moines.Polk County court records show 30-year-old Jonathan Hauser, of Council Bluffs, pleaded guilty last week to felony child endangerment causing injury.The shooting occurred Aug. 19 at the Sterling Inn ...

Iowa man convicted in death of infant found in swing

U.S. 11/06/18, 18:55

An Iowa man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of his infant son who was found in a maggot-infested baby swing last year.Jurors took less than an hour to convict Zachary Paul Koehn, 29, of Alta Vista, of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death, the Waterloo-Cedar ...

Medical examiner: Iowa baby severely underweight at death

U.S. 11/01/18, 18:25

A medical examiner testified Thursday that a 4-month-old found dead in a maggot-infested baby swing last year weighed only a few ounces more than his birth weight at the time of his death.The testimony occurred during the murder trial of the baby's father, 29-year-old Zachary Paul Koehn, who also faces ...

Prosecutor in father’s trial: Baby ‘died of diaper rash’

U.S. 10/30/18, 17:10

A prosecutor in the trial of an Iowa father whose infant son was found dead and maggot-infested in a baby swing last year has told a jury the child "died of diaper rash." Assistant Iowa Attorney General Coleman McAllister told jurors Tuesday that 4-month-old Sterling Koehn had been in the same ...

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