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Teen Mother Arrested After Posting Facebook Photo Of 6-Month-Old Baby Brandishing Knife

A teen mother from San Diego allegedly uploaded a disturbing photo to Facebook of her 6-month-old baby brandishing a knife, which was nearly as big as the child’s arm. She also reportedly posted a video that showed her crying baby being repeatedly smacked in the head.

Fellow Facebook users who watched the upsetting footage immediately alerted police, and Jowi Victoria Morales, 18, was arrested last Thursday for outstanding domestic violence charges. It is unclear if the assault is being conducted by Morales or another person, and it is unknown if the charges are related to this incident.

“Very, very, very sad,” neighbor Guillermina Contreras told NBC7. “I do know that in that house there was trouble.”

The Child Abuse and Domestic Violence investigators are reportedly looking into this case. According to Fox5 San Diego, the child has not suffered any injuries.  

Ashley Butcher was one of the Facebook users who was in shock

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A teen mother from San Diego allegedly uploaded a disturbing photo to Facebook of her 6-month-old baby brandishing a knife, which was nearly as big as the child’s arm. She also reportedly posted a video that showed her crying baby being repeatedly smacked in the head.

Fellow Facebook users who watched the upsetting footage immediately alerted police, and Jowi Victoria Morales, 18, was arrested last Thursday for outstanding domestic violence charges. It is unclear if the assault is being conducted by Morales or another person, and it is unknown if the charges are related to this incident.

“Very, very, very sad,” neighbor Guillermina Contreras told NBC7. “I do know that in that house there was trouble.”

The Child Abuse and Domestic Violence investigators are reportedly looking into this case. According to Fox5 San Diego, the child has not suffered any injuries.  

Ashley Butcher was one of the Facebook users who was in shock

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/jowi-victoria-morales-arrested-facebook-photo-baby-knife

Mom Sentenced To 5 Years After Putting 4-Month-Old Baby In Fridge To Freeze To Death

A mother from South Carolina was sentenced Thursday to just five years in prison for killing her 4-day-old son Lewis by putting him in a refrigerator. Angela Renee Blackwell, 28,  pleaded guilty to infliction of great bodily harm for the hypothermia death of her child, People reports.

Blackwell’s sentence was reduced from a more serious one — homicide by child abuse — because of her IQ. According to WSOC-TV, she has an IQ of 58 and prosecutors didn’t believe that the crime, which happened in early 2016, was calculated.

“This child never had a chance,” South Carolina Sixth Circuit Deputy Solicitor Candice Lively told People.

On Feb. 27, 2016, Blackwell put her son in the fridge for approximately three hours. According to an arrest warrant, she brought her infant to a hospital where he was declared dead. A coroner pointed to hypothermia by asphyxiation for the death of Lewis.

Blackwell’s lawyer,

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Couple Accused Of Microwaving 3-Month-Old Baby Boy

A couple from Park Hills, Missouri allegedly blamed a television commercial for inspiring them to microwave their 3-month-old son. The baby, who is alive but injured, was brought to a hospital’s emergency room by his parents for a facial rash in April. But doctors discovered something far more sinister than a rash: head injuries, a skull fracture and second-degree burns on the baby’s face.

At first, Derick Boyce-Slezak and Mikala Boyce-Slezak, both 22, blamed the wounds on some sort of cleaning agent, according to court documents. They initially said that they wiped their baby clean with a disinfectant-soaked towel. But on Monday, a social worker explained during a court hearing that Derick allegedly dropped their child in a feeble attempt to imitate a commercial. What commercial inspired their behavior was not revealed. Then, the father allegedly put his son in a microwave and turned it on for a brief

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2 Charged After Father Of 3-Month-Old Found Burning In Car

A father from Florida was found dead inside his burning car in North Lauderdale last week, and so far two people have been charged with his murder.

Darren Butler, 24, was found dead at 5 a.m. on November 14 inside a car he bought just one month prior.

“When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the 27-year-old’s body was discovered in the car,” Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the Sun-Sentinel. According to that outlet, Butler became a father to a baby girl three months ago.

On Saturday, police arrested Rougiena Deriveire, 18.

Then, on Tuesday another arrest was made when Johntavis McCoe, 26 was taken into custody. 

Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, according to People.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are not sure

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2 Charged After Father Of 3-Month-Old Found Burning In Car – Oxygen

A father from Florida was found dead inside his burning car in North Lauderdale last week, and so far two people have been charged with his murder.

Darren Butler, 24, was found dead at 5 a.m. on November 14 inside a car he bought just one month prior.

“When the flames were extinguished by North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the 27-year-old’s body was discovered in the car,” Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the Sun-Sentinel. According to that outlet, Butler became a father to a baby girl three months ago.

On Saturday, police arrested Rougiena Deriveire, 18.

Then, on Tuesday another arrest was made when Johntavis McCoe, 26 was taken into custody. 

Both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, according to People.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has stated that they are not sure

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Homicide for the Holidays: Oxygen Media Series Debuts This Month

“Oxygen Media, the new network for crime, unwraps season two of Homicide for the Holidays premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6pm ET/PT. The limited series will examine five heart-wrenching cases where family holidays take a drastic turn. For a sneak peek, please visit http://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/season-2/videos/homicide-for-the-holidays-premieres-saturday-november-25th

Homicide for the Holidays will showcase holiday crime stories with firsthand accounts from the detectives who worked the cases as well as the friends and family members of the victims. The five unsettling stories range from a botched house fire that led to the uncovering of a triple-homicide to a case that is still classified as “the worst family massacre in U.S. History.”

OXYGEN’S HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS LINEUP:

Episode 201

Airs Saturday, November 25 at 6pm ET/PT

Earl and Terry Robertson are found brutally murdered in their home just before Thanksgiving. Is this a holiday robbery gone terribly wrong? Or has the horrific crime been committed by someone the couple

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Adoptive Dad Kills 18-Month-Old By Crushing Chest With His Hand After Calling Her ‘Psycho’ In Texts

In a trial for a man accused of killing his newly adopted 18-month-old baby, a pediatrician explained that the toddler was likely thrown against a wall or a hard floor.

Elsie Scully-Hicks was killed in May 2016. Fitness instructor Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, has been charged with killing her.

According to The Guardian, Dr. Stephen Rose gave testimony on Thursday, detailing the injuries Elsie suffered. In addition to being shaken violently, Rose said she was likely  “rocked backwards and forwards so that her head was flexed down onto her chest and flexed backwards.”

He said that damage probably caused her brain to bleed. “This mechanism would then cause the subdural bleeding, or the bleeds around the brain, and the retinal hemorrhages and also it would cause her to stop breathing,” Rose said to the jury.

The 18-month old also suffered a skull fracture.

“There must have been a cause of the fracture, skull fractures don’t

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Man Pleads Guilty To Shaking Girlfriend’s 4-Month-Old Daughter To Death: ‘The Baby Became Quiet’

A Michigan man has pled guilty for killing his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter.

According to MLive46-year-old Richard P. Watson pled guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse. In exchange for this plea, felony murder charges against him were dropped.

Evelyn Patricia Legacy was 4 months old when she died on August 14, 2015 at C.S. Motts Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Watson told authorities that he caused the injures because she was crying. “When he went in to check on her, she was fussy and crying, and while trying to quiet her, he said he snapped and began shaking the baby in the crib,” shared Midland Police Detective Ryan Duynslager in the affidavit. “He said he did this for about one minute, at which time the baby became quiet.”

Later that morning, Watson and the mother had trouble waking the child. They took Evelyn to IKEA and found her unresponsive. Emergency responders said

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Young Couple’s 11-Month-Old Baby Overdoses After Ingesting Cocaine, They Get Probation

A pair of parents in Michigan were sentenced to probation on Tuesday after their baby ingested cocaine and an opiate. 

It’s unclear how the little girl got the cocaine, but police think she swallowed the drug.

Back in July, their daughter had to be revived with Narcan, an emergency treatment which reverses overdoses.

After Narcan was administered to the 11-month old infant, she was airlifted to a hospital. She survived and was later was placed with relatives, according to MLive.

Brianna, 23,  and Devin, 27, Devereaux were each sentenced to two years of probation in a Grand Traverse County court for third degree child abuse of their baby, according to online court records and UpNorthLive.

Brianna had pleaded no-contest and Devin pleaded guilty to that charge.

[Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office]

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