Parents, Attorneys Say State Law On Child Supervision Too VagueHow young is too young to leave a child alone, in the state of Illinois? The law says, under 14, for any unreasonable amount of time.
Man Charged With Killing Toddler In Northwest IndianaAntonio Harris, 19, is charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, and battery in connection with the death of Nieyely Lopez of Lake Station, Ind., according to the Lake County (Ind.) state’s attorney’s office.
Mom Pleads Not Guilty In Brutal Death Of Gary ToddlerSelena Strong, 26, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of neglect of a dependent, and battery in the death of Brandon Dillon, who was found dead Sept. 30 on an air mattress in the apartment where he lived with Strong, her husband, Bernard Dillon, 37, Brandon’s twin sister and infant sister.
Grieving Mom Wants 'The Chair' For Man Accused Of Killing SonChristopher Shaffer, 19, of the of the 4300 block of West 23rd Court, was charged Thursday with felony counts of neglect of a dependent and battery in the Saturday death of Juanzo Vargas Jr., 21 months.
Pregnant Woman Arrested For Endangering Unborn Child By HuffingAt 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, a Porter County Sheriff’s Department’s officer went to Mariah Warner’s home, in the 100 block of East Bates Street in Hebron, to serve an arrest warrant for neglect of a dependent and inhaling toxic vapors, stemming from a July 9 incident in Hebron
Indiana Appeals Court Upholds Sentence In Toddler's DeathTimothy Tkachik, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to two Class A felony counts of neglect of a dependent, had argued in his appeal that the judge who sentenced him to 40 years failed to consider several mitigating factors.
Woman Caught On Tape Striking Toddler For Struggling With AlphabetRosena Small, 25, was arrested at her apartment Dec. 11 after her ex-boyfriend posted five videos of the incident on YouTube. The videos were all removed from the Internet hours after her arrest.
Bedridden Man Charged With Ordering Torture Of Daughter Who DiedWhen a skeletal Andre Ford was wheeled into court last week, even prosecutors said the ailing man was too frail to beat the 8-year-old daughter he is accused of murdering, but what Ford couldn’t do with his hands, he allegedly did with his mouth.
Shopper Charged With Child Neglect After Baby Left In Hot CarA mother has been charged with child neglect after telling police she forgot that her baby was in her van when she left her inside to shop, police said.
Three Women Arrested For Child Neglect In NapervilleThree women have been arrested and charged with child neglect in separate incidents over a five-day period in Naperville, including one who allegedly left her 18-month-old child alone in a hot, unsecured car while she went shopping.
Baby Girl's Death In Roseland Under InvestigationThe Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl in the Roseland neighborhood last night.
Dad Charged With Hoax After Claiming Own Daughter An Abandoned ChildA 23-year-old man has turned himself into Chicago police, after making up a story about finding a 2-year-old girl alone in a stroller earlier this month -- when the girl was actually his own daughter.
Family Speaks Out About Boy's Death At Squalid HomeIt was an extreme case of animal hoarding. There were hundreds of animals living inside a Berwyn house. A teenager was found dead there and now, for the first time, the family is revealing why they never called for help.
Mom Charged After Disabled Boy Dies At Squalid Berwyn HomeA 49-year-old woman has been charged with criminal abuse, neglect and child endangerment after her disabled teenage son died amid squalid conditions in their west suburban home.
2 Adults Arrested For Neglect Of 5 KidsA neighbor called police to report four children were on the front porch, crying and calling for their parents. Inside, officers found a fifth child asleep in the basement with an 8-month-old pit bull puppy. The home was in complete disarray.