Imprisoned gang member charged with two murders in the deaths of his girlfriend and their unborn child

By Dave Andrusko In 2012 Kenneth Lee Hopkins was one of eight alleged members of a gang indicted in a federal conspiracy case that involved multiple robberies, according to the Tulsa World. Having pled guilty to one robbery charge, Hopkins was scheduled to be released from Leavenworth prison on February 5, 2017, according to federal …

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Tennessee baby survives mother’s failed abortion by coat hanger, woman charged with first-degree attempted murder

By Dave Andrusko 31-year-old Anna Yocca has been charged with first-degree attempted murder for trying to self-abort using a coat-hanger that left her 24-week-old baby grievously injured for life. The baby boy weighed only 1.5 pounds at birth, which took place in September. According to Murfreesboro Post’s Sam Stockard Even though the baby survived the …

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Judge finds that mother was sane when she killed her three young daughters

By Dave Andrusko The attorney for a California woman convicted of murdering g her three children in 2014 said he will appeal the judge’s decision Thursday that Carol Coronado was sane when she slashed and stabbed 3-month-old Xenia, 16-month-old Yazmine, and 2-year-old Sophia to death. “Compton Superior Court Judge Ricardo Ocampo’s decision means Carol Ann …

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Defense pushes insanity plea after mother convicted of murdering her three young children

By Dave Andrusko It was a little over a year and a half ago that police booked Carol Coronado, then 30, for the brutal murders of her three young children. When NRL News Today reported on the tragedy, all that was known was that Coronado had been booked on suspicion of murder in the deaths …

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Kimberly Pappas sentenced to 9-20 years for the asphyxiation death of her full-term baby

By Dave Andrusko Detroit– Earlier this month Kimberly Pappas pleaded guilty for the asphyxiation death of her full-term baby whom she delivered alive in a bathroom , stuffed into a plastic tote bag, and hid inside her work desk for about a half-hour. Yesterday she was formally sentenced by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce …

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Finnish Mother receives life sentence for murdering five newborns

By Dave Andrusko From Yahoo News, this almost unbelievable lead: Helsinki (AFP) – A Finnish court on Monday sentenced a 36-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her five newborns between 2005 and 2013 and hiding them in a freezer. The Oulu district court in western Finland found the woman guilty of five counts …

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What can you say in the face of such indifference, brutality, and callousness?

  By Dave Andrusko Are there degrees of ugliness and inhumanity and brutality when a newborn child is abandoned at birth? Does it make a difference if the mother “actively” kills her child or “just” leaves them to die? Is it worse to deliver a baby in a bar bathroom, place the child in the …

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Justice for the unborn — delayed and denied

  By Mike Schouten and André Schutten Editor’s note. This appeared Tuesday in the National Post, a prominent Canadian newspaper. A tragic accident that claimed the lives of two children in London, Ont., this past summer has now been thrust into the national spotlight. On July 25, a vehicle driven by Ruth Burger crashed into …

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Shot in the head, mother miraculously saves her six-month-old baby

  By Dave Andrusko Police cannot explain how, but with her last breath Jessica Arrendale was able to save her baby daughter from a lethal assault by the baby’s father who killed Arrendale last Saturday night. The 33-year-old Georgia mother had come back from an evening out with Antoine Davis, who turned belligerent, according to …

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Villain of “Murder in the First” embodies an important truth

  By Wesley J. Smith My wife Debra and I have been enjoying the new TNT television crime drama, “Murder in the First.” [This week], the villain spoke his value system and it is pure anti-human exceptionalism. POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t seen the program or final episode yet. The villain admits to …

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Florida man sentenced to life in prison for throwing baby to his death on the side of freeway

  By Dave Andrusko Earlier this week, a Tampa jury sentenced Richard McTear Jr. to life in prison without chance of parole for the murder of a 3-month-old baby whom McTear threw out the window of a car onto the side of a highway. Last week the jury found guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery, …

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Amanda Hein sentenced to life in prison for murdering her newborn baby boy and dumping his body in toilet tank

  By Dave Andrusko It took a jury less than three hours last week to find Amanda Hein guilty of first degree murder in the death of her newborn son whom she smothered, put in a plastic bag, and then placed in a toilet tank at a pub in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania Hein, 27, …

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