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Parents Under Investigation After Apparently Malnourished 5-Year-Old Girl Dies

“There is evidence of foul play present at the scene. We are treating this as a homicide investigation.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2015

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Woman Charged With Child Abuse, Allegedly Beat Boyfriend’s Baby Out Of Jealousy

The toddler was rushed to the hospital with a severe brain injury and multiple broken bones.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2015

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Police: Michigan Man Accused Of Waterboarding 5-Year-Old Boy

A Michigan man is facing child abuse charges after authorities say he restrained his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son with belts, leaned him back over a footstool and poured water down his underwear-covered face.

CBS Detroit–05/15/2015

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Man Sentenced To Life In Prison In Slaying Of 2-Year-Old Son

Brian Roberts of Kalamazoo was convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Nehemiah Dodd.

CBS Detroit–04/27/2015

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Michigan Teen Gets Probation After Abandoning Newborn

A 15-year-old girl who abandoned her baby after secretly giving birth has been sentenced to six months of probation in Newaygo County Family Court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2015

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Man Accused Of Abuse Faces More Charges After Girlfriend’s Baby Dies 12 Days Later

A Macomb County man jailed on child abuse charges is facing an even worse fate now that his girlfriend’s 21-month-old daughter has died.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2015

Defense attorney Godfrey Dillard questions the doctor who helped make the determination Charlie Bothuell V was abused and tortured.  (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Doctor: Boy Hidden In Basement Truthful About Fearing Dad, Stepmom

A child abuse investigator said Charlie quoted his stepmother as saying she could kill him and no one would care.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2015

Stephen Gage Berry, left' and Stoni Ann Blair. (Courtesy photos)

Community Mourns 2 Detroit Kids Found In Freezer; ‘Where Was The Village?’

Hundreds of people turned out to pay their last respects to a 13-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy who were found dead last month inside a freezer in their Detroit apartment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2015

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Teen Dad To Stand Trial In Slaying Of 7-Month-Old Son

The fractures represent “not just one blow, but probably multiple (blows). The skull was shattered.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2015

Mitchelle Blair appears in court on April 2, 2015. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950) FILE

Competency Exam Ordered For Mom Charged With Killing Kids, Hiding Bodies In Freezer For Years

Mitchelle Blair had a blank look in her eyes as she was formally charged with premeditated murder, torture and child abuse.