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Woman Gets 20 Years For Morphine Breast Milk That Killed Daughter

A judge has sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.


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Police Find NC Twins Left Alone, Covered In Feces

Police in Winston-Salem have arrested a woman after her 3-year-old twins were found locked in an apartment bedroom and covered in feces and urine.


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Charlotte Man Accused In 2-Year-Old Son’s Death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a Charlotte man in connection with the death of his 2-year-old son. Police said 29-year-old Travis Jamell Pemberton is charged with murder and felony child abuse. A […]


Errol Johnson and health care worker are charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of aggravated child neglect. (Getty Images)

Neglected Girl’s Dad Charged With Murder

Disabled Tennessee 12-year-old died from gangrene and infected bedsores.


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Social Worker Arrested After Child Cuffed To Porch

A North Carolina social worker is under arrest after a foster child was found cuffed by the ankle to her front porch with a dead chicken hanging from around his neck.


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Advocacy Born Out Of York Infant’s Death

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Never again. Patricia Noe never wants to hear news of another child being killed by an adult. Kimberly Stewart never wants what happened to the blue-eyed baby girl she babysat to […]


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Gaston County Couple Accused In Child Abuse Case

Authorities have charged a Gaston County couple with child abuse after a hospital coordinator noticed the baby had a number of broken bones.


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N.C. Man Charged In Break-In; Passed Out With Baby

Authorities say a Lincoln County man accused of breaking into a neighbor’s home was found passed out in a ditch with his 20-month-old child beside him.


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Ex-Asheville Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Abuse

A former Asheville police officer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child abuse.


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N.C. Woman Pleads Guilty In Her Niece’s Death

A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty Monday to killing her 15-month-old niece in a case in which social workers are accused of ignoring, then covering up the child’s abuse until after her death.