• Faye Swetlik died from asphyxiation hours after abduction, coroner says

    (CNN) — A South Carolina first grader was killed hours after she was abducted from her home last week, a county coroner said Tuesday. Faye Marie Swetlik, 6, went missing from outside her Cayce, South Carolina, home on February 10. She was last seen playing in her front yard after taking the bus home from Springdale Elementary […]

  • Menifee Dad Who Caused Tot’s Death Going to Prison

    A Menifee man who caused the death of his 5-week-old daughter is bound for state prison Friday to serve a six-year sentence. Gregory Miles Brandt, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to willful child cruelty in the death of Kailani Alexandra Brandt. In exchange for his admission, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office dropped a murder charge […]

  • Sentencing Pushed Back for Man Who Admitted Killing Girlfriend’s 2-year-old

    A sentencing hearing was rescheduled Thursday to Dec. 20 for a 30-year-old man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in Thermal. Prosecutors are expected to drop an assault count against Daniel Valenzuela Rodriguez, who is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in state prison, […]

  • Dad took 11-month-old to drug deal as ‘human shield.’ The baby was shot multiple times

    An 11-month-old boy was shot multiple times after his father allegedly took him to a Philadelphia drug deal as a “human shield,” believing the baby’s presence would forestall violence, an official with the district attorney’s office said Tuesday. Nafes Monroe was arrested over the weekend in connection with the Oct. 19 shooting, Anthony Voci Jr., the chief […]

  • NC mother, stepfather arrested after 7-year-old boy found dead

    A North Carolina couple was charged with child abuse after a 7-year-old boy died, according to police. At about 4:42 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a report of an unresponsive person in a home on the 1500 block of Sisal Drive. At the scene, police found 7-year-old Ethan Bates, who died at the scene. The […]

  • 11-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Off Vehicle In Perris

    An 11-year-old boy was fatally injured when he fell off a moving vehicle in Perris, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday. Dispatchers initially received a report of a major injury crash in the 600 block of Catamaran Way about 10 p.m. last Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s department. Deputies sent to the scene determined […]

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