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Woman Who Suffered Miscarriage Allegedly Stabbed Friend To Death And Kidnapped Her 6-Week-Old Baby

A woman who recently had a miscarriage earlier this year is accused of stabbing a mother to death and then kidnapping her 6-week-old daughter. Carolina Flores, 33, was found dead in her Houston apartment on Tuesday by family members. Her baby, Shamali, was missing.

Police almost immediately theorized that the culprit was a woman who had lost a child and wanted to try to pass Shamali off as her own baby, the Washington Post reported.

A day later, Erika Jisela Miranda-Alvarez, 28, was arrested and charged with capital murder for the death of Flores. Shamali was found alive and unharmed at Alvarez’s home, which she shared with her boyfriend.

Alvarez was an acquaintance of the victim. Police said she was due to give birth in January but suffered a miscarriage instead, according to ABC7. Police believe she has since faked a pregnancy. It is unclear if Alvarez has an attorney who

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Couple Arrested After Death Of 13-Day-Old Infant Who Suffered Spinal Chord Injury

A Utah woman and her boyfriend were arrested after their 13-day-old son died from what appears to be significant physical abuse, KCRA-TV reported.

Maria Elena Sullivan, 26, and Dylan James Kitzmiller, 21, were charged with murder and child abuse in the death of the boy, who was born Sept. 4 with no known medical problems.

On Sept. 17, the infant began grunting. When emergency responders arrived at the house the boy took a last gasp and stopped breathing.

An autopsy showed that his brain was swollen and injured, his arm was fractured, one of his ribs was broken, and his spinal cord was injured at the time of his death. He also had lost 14 percent of his body weight since birth.

The couple was living in the basement of Kitzmiller’s mother’s house outside Salt Lake City.

Officials said that Sullivan did not physically abuse the boy, but allowed her boyfriend to abuse him

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Couple Arrested After Death Of 13-Day-Old Infant Who Suffered Spinal Cord Injury

A Utah woman and her boyfriend were arrested after their 13-day-old son died from what appears to be significant physical abuse, KCRA-TV reported.

Maria Elena Sullivan, 26, and Dylan James Kitzmiller, 21, were charged with murder and child abuse in the death of the boy, who was born Sept. 4 with no known medical problems.

On Sept. 17, the infant began grunting. When emergency responders arrived at the house the boy took a last gasp and stopped breathing.

An autopsy showed that his brain was swollen and injured, his arm was fractured, one of his ribs was broken, and his spinal cord was injured at the time of his death. He also had lost 14 percent of his body weight since birth.

The couple was living in the basement of Kitzmiller’s mother’s house outside Salt Lake City.

Officials said that Sullivan did not physically abuse the boy, but allowed her boyfriend to abuse him

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8-Year-Old’s Brother Details Grisly Abuse He Allegedly Suffered From Mom’s BF Before Death

A California teen testified in court on Wednesday about the constant abuse he claims his 8-year-old brother suffered at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, resulting in the younger boy’s death, People magazine reported.

The boy, Gabriel Fernandez died as a result of an eight-month-long period of abuse by his mother Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, according to prosecutors. The couple were “conspiring together to deceive everyone in order to torture [him] to death” after the boy moved in with them in 2012, prosecutors said to NBC Los Angeles.

Aguirre, 37, and Fernandez, 34, have both been charged with murder in the boy’s death, and both pleaded not guilty. Gabriel’s brother, Ezequiel, testified in Aguirre’s case while Fernandez’s trial is still pending. 

Ezequiel claimed that Gabriel was beaten every day and forced to eat feces and cat litter, in part because Aguirre believed Gabriel was gay.

Gabriel was

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8-Year-Old’s Brother Details Grisly Abuse He Allegedly Suffered …

A California teen testified in court on Wednesday about the constant abuse he claims his 8-year-old brother suffered at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, resulting in the younger boy’s death, People magazine reported.

The boy, Gabriel Fernandez died as a result of an eight-month-long period of abuse by his mother Pearl Fernandez and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre, according to prosecutors. The couple were “conspiring together to deceive everyone in order to torture [him] to death” after the boy moved in with them in 2012, prosecutors said to NBC Los Angeles.

Aguirre, 37, and Fernandez, 34, have both been charged with murder in the boy’s death, and both pleaded not guilty. Gabriel’s brother, Ezequiel, testified in Aguirre’s case while Fernandez’s trial is still pending. 

Ezequiel claimed that Gabriel was beaten every day and forced to eat feces and cat litter, in part because Aguirre believed Gabriel was gay.

Gabriel was

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Arkansas Parents Arrested After Their Newborn Baby Suffered Over 100 Rat Bites

A pair of Arkansas parents have been arrested after their newborn baby suffered over 100 rat bites.

According to PEOPLE, the 15-day-old baby had to undergo facial reconstruction surgery on Sunday. The surgery triggered child endangerment charges against the baby’s parents. Police said that the parents were aware of the rats in their home but did nothing to fix the problem.

Charles Elliot, 18, and Erica Shryock, 19, have both been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and are being held on unspecified bail amounts.

Medical personnel counted at least 100 bites on the 5-pound baby’s arms, hands, and face according to the PEOPLE report. Detectives said that the baby’s skull was visible through one of the wounds on the newborn’s forehead. Police are withholding the child’s gender and name.

Shryock told police the child’s crying woke her up at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, and she found her baby

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