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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2005
A Pasadena teenager fatally beat his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter because instead of baby-sitting her, he wanted to play video games, an Anne Arundel County prosecutor told a judge yesterday. In her opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney Laura Kiessling said that DeAndre Anthony Jones, 18, inflicted multiple wounds to the head of Jaysia Lana Larue, who fell unconscious in her mother's Glen Burnie apartment May 13, 2003, and died three days later. Jones, who was 17 at the time of the Jaysia's death and was living with her mother, Jennifer Veney, was charged as an adult with child abuse death, manslaughter and second-degree murder.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2010
Anne Arundel County police have identified the infant found dead Saturday in a Laurel apartment building as Joel Otude, and have opened an investigation into the case. Lt. Francis Tewey said police were called by a neighbor at 9:17 Saturday morning to the 8100 block of Edge Rock Way after a woman knocked on the neighbor's door and cried for help. When police arrived, they found the infant unresponsive but with no signs of trauma. However, Tewey said the apartment was in significant disarray.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2005
A Pasadena teenager fatally beat his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter because instead of baby-sitting her, he wanted to play video games, an Anne Arundel County prosecutor told a judge yesterday. In her opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney Laura Kiessling said DeAndre Anthony Jones, 18, inflicted multiple wounds to the head of Jaysia Lana Larue, who lost consciousness in her mother's Glen Burnie's apartment May 13, 2003, and died three days later. Jones, 17 at the time of the child's death, was charged as an adult with child abuse death, manslaughter and second-degree murder.
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By Don Markus and Liz Kay and Don Markus and Liz Kay,don.markus@baltsun.com | July 2, 2009
Howard County police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a child left forgotten in a car seat who died of hyperthermia in a stifling vehicle. A neighbor found the 23-month old Ellicott City girl strapped in a car seat in a vehicle parked outside her home one week ago, police said Wednesday, apparently after her mother forgot she had left the toddler there about nine hours earlier. The identity of the child and her parents have not been released, but police said the girl was found in front of a home in the 3100 block of Edgewood Drive.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 10, 1998
Preliminary autopsy results indicate that the death of a 2-year-old boy on a Columbia playground Tuesday was not caused by a fall, but by a medical condition, Howard County police said.The death of Dai'mon Akeil Anderson-Fowlkes is being investigated by the state medical examiner, which might take several weeks, said Sgt. Morris Carroll of the Howard County police."They still have to do more tests," Carroll said. "But at this point, we feel that the child's death was not caused by the fall."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1998
Baltimore police are trying to determine why a 21-month-old baby, who appeared to have only a slight bruise on his forehead, died during the weekend after taking an afternoon nap at his home.The state medical examiner's office said yesterday it is performing laboratory tests to determine why Najah Francis died. The boy lived with his parents in the 5000 block of Ready Ave. in Govans.Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said Najah's mother called police Saturday afternoon and reported that the child was unresponsive.
NEWS
April 2, 1991
The state medical examiner's office was to perform an autopsy today to determine the cause of death of a 2-month-old girl whose body bore bruises and contusions and whose death has been called questionable by police.Police said Whitney Hall, of the 2500 block of Emerson St. in southwest Baltimore, was pronounced dead yesterday at 9:45 a.m., less than 15 minutes after her mother, whose name was not available, took her to Bon Secours Hospital.Police said Whitney was born Jan. 14.At the hospital, physicians found bruises and contusions on the infant's buttocks and notified police.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | February 7, 1991
City police today continued to investigate the death of an 11-month-old East Baltimore girl four months ago, after an autopsy found that the infant died from ingesting cocaine.A city police homicide detective familiar with the case said no one has been arrested in the death of Tikia Shannon Smallwood-Patterson, who lived with her mother and three other children in the Lafayette Courts high-rise apartments in the 100 block of Colvin St.Tikia died Nov. 12 but the autopsy report was not completed until yesterday.
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By Brent Jones | May 2, 2008
A 27-year-old Baltimore man was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of a 3-year-old girl. Erik Stoddard of the 2500 block of Moore Ave. had been convicted twice before in the death Calen Faith Dirubbo, but those verdicts were overturned by a Baltimore Circuit Court judge and an appeals court. Calen, who was the daughter of Stoddard's girlfriend, died in June 2002 as a result of multiple beatings over a period of at least a month, prosecutors said.
NEWS
July 11, 2003
`EVERYONE RUNS to their door when there are gunshots to see if it's your child." Beirut? Liberia? No, Baltimore. That's what Walker Louis Coleman's grandmother told a Sun reporter this week. Maria Brooks heard shots Tuesday evening and went to her door; it was Walker, the neighbors said. He was lying, dying, on the dark playground just a few dozen feet from his front door, and from her. Walker Coleman, already 6 feet tall at age 14, tried to stay out of trouble and in Northeast Middle School.
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By Brent Jones | May 2, 2008
A 27-year-old Baltimore man was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of a 3-year-old girl. Erik Stoddard of the 2500 block of Moore Ave. had been convicted twice before in the death Calen Faith Dirubbo, but those verdicts were overturned by a Baltimore Circuit Court judge and an appeals court. Calen, who was the daughter of Stoddard's girlfriend, died in June 2002 as a result of multiple beatings over a period of at least a month, prosecutors said.
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By Lynn Anderson and Greg Garland and Lynn Anderson and Greg Garland,SUN REPORTERS | January 28, 2008
Spurred by the death of a toddler named Bryanna Harris, legislators are introducing bills intended to identify parents and others who might harm children before abuse occurs, closing gaps in a system that has too often failed families in Baltimore. Among other things, the bills would require city and county social services officials to keep track of parents with a history of abuse so that any new children they have can be protected. Some legislators want to broaden that approach through reporting systems that would identify children who come into contact with known abusers, such as pedophiles.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN REPORTER | January 9, 2008
Child Protective Services had already taken two of her daughters, but Vernice Harris was raising her third girl amid squalor and boarded-up rowhouses on East 25th Street. Apparently frustrated that the crying 2-year-old was disturbing her and her drug-addicted friends, Harris began giving the girl methadone to keep her quiet, according to police charging documents. Harris told authorities that she found the girl unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom about 3 a.m. June 5. She carried the toddler downstairs, where friends and paramedics were unable to revive her. Two months later, medical examiners ruled that Bryanna Ashley Harris' death was the result of a methadone overdose and a beating to her stomach.
NEWS
March 23, 2007
Woman, 20, pleads guilty in child's death A 20-year-old Baltimore woman who had been baby-sitting the child of a woman receiving drug treatment pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court yesterday to second-degree murder in the death of the 16-month-old. Shardae Denise Coles admitted that she threw Zion Clemmons into the edge of a sofa while she watched him May 7 at her apartment in the 1300 block of Harlem Ave. in West Baltimore. Zion died of blunt-force trauma, the medical examiner ruled.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2006
The father of a 18-month-old boy ran over the child in the family's Harford County driveway yesterday, and the child later died, police said. The traffic unit of the Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the child's death. But based on early reports, officials described the incident as an accident. Shortly after 4 p.m., Arlo Weiskopf, his wife, and their 8-year-old son were outside with 18-month-old Amoss, according to the sheriff's office. The family lives on the 2100 block of Mount Horeb Road, authorities said.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | March 11, 2006
Seated in the back of the courtroom, 77-year-old Veronica Morrison leaned back in her chair during a break in the trial of a friend and fellow member of her Edgewood church. She looked toward the ceiling, a woven hat resting atop her head. "She needs you, Jesus, she needs you," Morrison whispered. Morrison's friend, Elaine Marie Butler, is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment after giving 16-month-old Ashton Timothy Preston a lethal dose of methadone that she said she thought was strawberry juice.
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | July 18, 1991
County police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old Jessup boywho was found with severe burns in the hotel room he shared with hisparents and older brother.Joseph Irving Titus was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived, county police spokesman Officer V. RichardMolloy said. He lived with his parents, Mark Charles Titus, 30, and Rosemary Renee Titus, 24, and 2-year-old brother in a room at the Parkway Motel off Route 175.Police are calling the death suspicious and were questioning the child's parents, Molloy said, adding that it appears the baby had been put in extremely hot water.
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By Susan Reimer | May 1, 1998
I am writing a column I don't want to write about stories I `` could not bring myself to read about a battered little girl whose picture I could not bear to look at.I am writing about Rita Fisher, the 9-year-old Pikesville child who was beaten and starved to death last June by her mother, her sister and her sister's boyfriend. All three were found guilty of second-degree murder and child abuse and will be sentenced in July.Beyond saying that these cruel people should have to pray for the release of death the way Rita must have, I can not get my mind to linger on this child and her brief and wretched life long enough to form any ideas worth repeating.
NEWS
By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2005
A Pasadena teenager fatally beat his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter because instead of baby-sitting her, he wanted to play video games, an Anne Arundel County prosecutor told a judge yesterday. In her opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney Laura Kiessling said that DeAndre Anthony Jones, 18, inflicted multiple wounds to the head of Jaysia Lana Larue, who fell unconscious in her mother's Glen Burnie apartment May 13, 2003, and died three days later. Jones, who was 17 at the time of the Jaysia's death and was living with her mother, Jennifer Veney, was charged as an adult with child abuse death, manslaughter and second-degree murder.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2005
A Pasadena teenager fatally beat his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter because instead of baby-sitting her, he wanted to play video games, an Anne Arundel County prosecutor told a judge yesterday. In her opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney Laura Kiessling said DeAndre Anthony Jones, 18, inflicted multiple wounds to the head of Jaysia Lana Larue, who lost consciousness in her mother's Glen Burnie's apartment May 13, 2003, and died three days later. Jones, 17 at the time of the child's death, was charged as an adult with child abuse death, manslaughter and second-degree murder.
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