Death of Child

October 01, 2019 - 8:42 pm
A Leavenworth woman has pleaded not guilty in the death of her 19-month-old son. Catherine Smith, 31, is charged with second-degree murder after her son's death in November 2018. She pleaded on Monday. Smith allegedly left her son in a room where the temperature exceeded 90 degrees without checking...
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August 19, 2019 - 9:49 pm
A Wichita mother charged in the death of her child, will stand trial in the case... Brandi Marchant, 22, is charged with first degree murder and child abuse. An autopsy revealed that her son Zaiden, 2, died of dehydration and malnutrition, and had meth in his system. In court Monday, Marchant...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:19 pm
A Missouri woman who intentionally drove her vehicle into the Kansas River in Kansas has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, entered the plea Monday. As part of the plea, she won't be eligible for parole for 25...
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November 19, 2018 - 8:12 pm
The state of Kansas will pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the Department of Children and Families failed to intervene to protect an girl, eighteen months, who eventually died. Jayla Haag died in 2012 from blunt-force injuries to the head. The girl lived with her mother, Alyssa Haag, in...
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July 11, 2018 - 8:35 pm
A Kansas man who fatally injured his 6-month-old son has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Benny Clark, 23, of Reece, was sentenced last week for second-degree murder and child abuse in the August 2017 death of his son, Cooper. The Emporia Gazette reports Clark pleaded guilty in March. He said...
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February 08, 2018 - 8:52 pm
A mother of a slain child has filed a lawsuit against the suburban Kansas City girl's father, his fiancée and the fiancee's father. The Kansas City Star reports that Stephanie Porting alleges in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that Lindsey Thomasson committed intentional battery as well as negligent...
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