GERMANTOWN, TN – — A baby born in Germantown, Tennessee, entered the world this past Wednesday, Sept. 11. But her birth carries a special significance on a day known for tragedy.
Her parents, Cametrione Malone-Brown and Justin Brown, were thrilled to find joy on a usually somber day.
The parents said their doctor told them “Oh my God! This is 9-11, 9-11, 9-11 baby.”
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A couple has been charged in a years-long investigation, accused of abandoning a girl in a Lafayette apartment and then leaving for Canada. Prosecutors say Michael and Kristine Barnett also legally changed the Ukranian girl’s presumed age from 8-years-old to 22-years-old.
“This is going to end up on a TV show,” a law enforcement officer told News 18 Thursday.
The investigation began five years ago. In Sept. 2014, the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a school principal about a student. Officers spoke to the girl who said she had a form of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal.
The girl told police she was adopted by the Barnetts in 2010. Court documents, filed Wednesday, said the family lived in Hamilton County for two years. Then, the girl told police the Barnetts rented an apartment on North 11th Street in Lafayette, left her alone and then moved with the rest of the family to Canada.
Before they left, prosecutors say the Barnetts had the girl’s age legally changed to 22. The process by which her age was changed remains unclear. According to court documents, Kristine Barnett, also known as Kristine Pearson, told the girl to tell others she just “looks young.” A law enforcement source told News 18 that “neighbors took her under their wing” and are cooperating in the investigation.
A California man accused of killing his missing wife, whose body was found Friday, allegedly murdered her to prevent her from testifying about a crime she witnessed, court documents revealed Tuesday.
Anthony Gumina of Pleasant Valley, Calif., about 50 miles east of Sacramento, appeared in court four days after the body of Heather Gumina Waters was found in the Pleasant Valley area. She had been missing since July 15.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Friends, family and neighbors are heartbroken after a little boy and his grandmother were shot and killed by his grandfather in a murder-suicide in Hermitage Saturday night.
Police say 64-year-old Terry Majors shot and killed his 61-year-old wife, Leigh Shea Majors, and their 6-year-old grandson, Ty Dodson, before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.
The only witness to the shooting was Ty’s 4-year-old sister. who made it out unharmed and ran to the neighbors for help. Ty’s uncle, Chase Dodson told News 2 he believes Ty told her to run.
A four-month-old baby girl tragically died after her mother lay on top of her while heavily drunk.
Emergency services were called to the address in Grosvenor Road, Walton , after worried lodgers discovered the baby’s lifeless body on a settee.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the little girl was pronounced dead at Alder Hey childrens’ hospitalshortly afterwards.
Police in the upstate New York city of Rome are searching for the body of a woman they believe was killed by her estranged husband and then placed in a dumpster.
Rome police say Jason D’Avolio is being questioned in the death of 32-year-old Kerrilee D’Avolio.
Lt. James Boyer tells the Rome Sentinel D’Avolio is believed to have killed Kerrilee either Sunday night or Monday morning and then disposed of her body in a dumpster.