| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The guardian of a 9-month-old boy has been charged with murder several weeks after she beat him, shook him and slammed his head against a changing table, prosecutors said.
Aiden Dukes was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital on Sept. 28 and Patricia...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A trauma surgeon who treated an exchange student from Northern Ireland who was brutally beaten with a baseball bat during a Bucktown mugging testified that the student was “making sounds but not comprehensible words.”
Dr. Marius Katilius said...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:16 PM
An Irvine man was convicted Monday in connection to a drunk-driving incident that killed a teenager and injured four others, authorities said.
Austin Jeffrey Farley, 28, was found guilty of second-degree murder and driving under the influence of alcohol...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:26 AM
A woman who allegedly gave a friend a ride in Bakersfield knowing her 2-year-old niece slumped over in the backseat was dead has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and torture-related charges.
Authorities say Wendy Guadalupe Gomez, who is in the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:25 PM
A 30-year-old woman was ordered held Monday on $2 million bail and accused of beating a 9-month-old boy who was pronounced dead late this afternoon.
The baby, identified Tuesday night as Aiden Dukes of the 7100 block of South Bennett Avenue, was...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:15 AM
After allegedly beating his crying 4-month-old boy to death in a West Englewood bedroom, 17-year-old Willie Brown played video games, Cook County prosecutors said today.
Brown, who was Demari Brown’s primary caregiver, is charged with the Thursday...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:04 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County jury heard opening statements and the beginning of testimony on Tuesday morning in the trial of a man charged with shaking and injuring his 7-week-old daughter more than three years. Steven Kleber is charged with child...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:36 PM
A Plainfield man faces 20 to 100 years in prison after a Will County jury found him guilty of the 2008 death of his girlfriend’s 9-month-old son.
Jurors, who heard testimony over seven days, took about two hours to find Santos Loza, who lived in...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Federal prosecutors tangled in court Monday with defense lawyers for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the government's timeline to make a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case.
Both Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:03 AM
A Palmdale mother and her boyfriend are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in the torture and beating death of the woman’s 8-year-old son.
Pearl Fernandez, 29, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, 32, are each charged with murder and a special...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:10 PM
A Halstead toddler moves from barely escaping death to leaving the hospital just days after suffering critical injuries.
A stone wall fell on two and a half year old Trayleigh Humphris Friday, critically injuring her. But a quick response and a...