child deaths

Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 11:57 am
The city’s child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar size.
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August 12, 2019 - 5:52 pm
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Defense attorneys argue a southern Illinois man shouldn't be convicted of murder in a 2-year-old boy's beating death because no prosecution witnesses could say how the child was injured. Gyasi Campbell's lawyers said during closing arguments of his trial Monday that the...
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June 12, 2019 - 3:25 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating another shooting death of a child — the third this week. Police say 16-year-old Myiesha Cannon was found just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The death has not been ruled...
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June 06, 2019 - 4:12 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KFTK) — Country singer Granger Smith announced Thursday the death of his 3-year-old son after a "tragic accident." He was scheduled to appear in concert in Kansas City tonight, however the show has since been canceled . Details about the accident have not been released. Smith said...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:09 am
EL PASO, Texas (KFTK) — After spending several weeks in a Texas hospital, a 2-year-old Guatemalan boy, who was apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in early April, died Tuesday night, the Washington Post reported . Guatemala’s Consul Tekandi Paniagua, who was one of two sources who confirmed the...
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Illinois Child Deaths
Ashlee Rezin/Sun Times via AP
May 15, 2019 - 9:26 am
By DON BABWIN/Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker...
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