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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other Children May Have Been Tortured

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other …

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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School Shut Down After Toddler With Severe Dairy Allergies Dies Eating Grilled Cheese

A New York City school has been shut down following the death of a 3-year-old. According to NBC New York, Elijah Silvera died on November 3 after eating a grilled cheese sandwich. He was allergic to dairy and went into anaphylactic shock at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem.

The pre-K school was closed Wednesday as the New York City Health Department investigates. The school was closed for failing to adequately supervise the child and follow its written safety plan. According to a GoFundMe page, his family believes that Silvera was served the sandwich “despite them [the school] knowing and having documented that he has a severe allergy to dairy.”

The child was rushed to the Harlem Hospital pediatric emergency room, but doctors were unable to save him.

“There is nothing more important than the safety of our children and

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Grandma Arrested For Murder After Toddler Grandson Is Mauled By Her 2 Pit Bulls

A grandmother in Georgia has been charged with murder after her grandson was badly mauled by two pit bulls at her home. The 21-month old boy suffered bites and tears to his head and neck. He died from the attack.

Seventy-year-old Sandra Bowers Adams has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree cruelty to children and involuntary manslaughter according to WSPA.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said in a news release that the toddler was attacked when Adams brought him inside her home on Tuesday. She was knocked to the ground, as the dogs went after the boy, WYFF reported. She then tried to shield her grandchild from them, but it was too late.

Adams had been cited multiple times by police for an ordinance maintaining disorderly animals. However, police hadn’t received any reports about the dogs being aggressive. Adams consented to euthanize the dogs, and both will be put down

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New Blood Evidence May Help Solve Decades-Old Disappearance Of Toddler

Police found signs of blood on a toy car and sandal belonging to an English toddler who went missing in Greece 26 years ago, potentially confirming that the boy died in an accident at his grandparents’ farm in Kos, the BBC reports.

Ben Needham, who was 21 months old when he vanished in 1991, may have been crushed by a digger working at his grandparents’ home during renovations, police theorized last year after a three-week search of the land around the home. 

“Based on the facts and the information obtained, as previously stated it is still my professional belief that Ben died as a result of a tragic incident at the farmhouse involving heavy machinery,” said Detective Inspector Jon Cousins to the BBC.

But Ben’s mother, Kerry Needham, said that the discovery of the new evidence points to a “massive cover-up,” since the boy’s body was never found.

“It shows more of a

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Toddler Dies After Being Left Overnight In Car Outside Mayor’s House

A two-year-old boy has died after being left in a car outside the home of a Tennessee mayor. According to The Sentinel, the child was left overnight in a car near the home of Jerry Kirkman, mayor of Westmoreland.

Police found the child on Friday afternoon after responding to a call from the mother that the child was left in a car. “We believe [the person who called police] made the call when they got up. Their work schedule, they work late at night from the previous night and what we understand, the child was left in the car from the night before,” Gatlinburg Police Chief Randall Brackins told WATE

As Fox News shares, temperatures in the area on that Thursday and Friday reached close to 90 degrees. However, authorities are waiting for official autopsy results before determining that it was heat that caused the death. 

Randall shared that it appears the parents accidentally left the child

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Mother Arrested After Toddler Pulls Loaded Gun From Toy Box — In Front Of Cops

A three-year-old boy in Boynton Beach, Florida was found holding a loaded pistol, while police were inside the apartment. According to the Palm Beach Post, the toddler pulled out the weapon from his toy box while authorities were investigating his mother for neglect.

The gun was a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol. An officer took the gun and found that a bullet was in the chamber and the safety was off. The boy’s mother, 34-year-old Rosalyn Faniel, said that the gun wasn’t hers and she didn’t know it was in her home.

In addition to the gun, a box of 9mm ammunition was found on the top of the refrigerator. Authorities also found six plastic bags of white and pink powder, per the police report. The powder tested positive for Oxycodone.

According to WPTVthe police initially investigated after receiving complaints that a man was selling drugs out of the apartment.

As the Palm Beach Post reports, Faniel was

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8-Year-Old Girl Is ‘Person Of Interest’ In Toddler’s Daycare Death

A young girl is believed to be involved in the death of a toddler who was left unsupervised in a Michigan home daycare.

According to a Fox affiliate, the toddler’s body was found concealed in a bedroom Friday morning. Korey Brown, 1, was found dead by his mother when she went to pick him up from the daycare that day. Bryanna Reasonover told FOX 17 that she found her son’s body in a playpen when she went to pick up three children she had dropped off the previous night. Reasonover claimed her son’s body was covered in bruises and bite marks, which police later confirmed.

An 8-year-old is now being called a ‘person of interest’ and all witnesses in the case are children, police officials said. The 8-year-old girl was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. The cause of the infant’s death is not yet known.

“I think another

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