NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – Police in Natchez say a 23-month-old girl is on life support and her mother behind bars charged with child abuse. Detective Jerry Ford tells The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/2cHSgjL) 32-year-old Shalae Lewis […]
DETROIT (AP) — Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home. Authorities say they hope the bodies of Stoni Ann Blair and her brother, Stephen […]
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are bringing torture and child abuse charges against the father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his father’s basement in June after an 11-day disappearance. The […]
A Hinds County woman is being held without bond after being charged with capital murder in the death of her 1-year-old son. Tiffany Michelle Menifield remains behind bars at the Hinds County Detention Center after appearing in court on Saturday, July 27.
Menfield, 25, who lives in the 600 block of Hampton Circle in Jackson, was charged after her son, Tyree McDonald, died on Sunday, July 18 at UMC Hospital. […]
A woman wanted in Mississippi in the death of a 2-year-old girl has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service’s Most Wanted fugitive list.
Janet Killough Barreto is wanted in Union County for failure to appear on charges of manslaughter, three counts of child abuse, six counts of child neglect and tampering with a witness.
Barreto also is wanted by federal authorities for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. […]
A woman who plead guilty to manslaughter for the starvation death of her 2-year-old son in 2010 died of lupus, the medical examiner has said.
Kimberly Yvonne Hood, 30, died on Feb. 27 at a prison in Rankin County.
Tara Booth, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), said Hood had been taken to the prison’s infirmary and died while in the medical clinic.
An autopsy report issued by the state medical examiner said the primary cause of Hood’s death was “complications of systematic lupus.” […]
A WTVA report TUPELO – The director of the Family Resource Center in Tupelo supports a bill sent to the governor that requires health professionals, clergy and others to report suspected sexual abuse of children. […]