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February 21, 2014 | By Rick Rojas
A father convicted of fatally beating his 2-month-old daughter and leaving her remains in an Arkansas storage unit was sentenced Friday to the death penalty , adding to the prison time he's already serving in Vermont for the earlier killing of another of his children, an infant boy. A Riverside County judge affirmed the death-penalty recommendation of the jury that found Jason Michael Hann, 40, guilty in December of first-degree murder and...
February 16, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
It began with fresh flowers, but the bouquets quickly withered. So Graciela Fernandez planted a vine that grew long enough to wrap around a wrought-iron heart staked in the ground. She added ribbons of pink and white to the chain-link fence. One day she arrived to find gifts from a stranger. A birdbath and a bench. The patch of dirt had also been outlined in brick and filled in with wood chips. She sobbed at the gesture. It's been nearly two years since her 9-year-old daughter Xiomara was discovered stabbed in the parking lot of a Long Beach church.
February 11, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A mother who was crossing the street with her 9-year-old daughter has died after being hit by a big rig in Hollywood early Tuesday, Los Angeles police said. The girl appeared to be in stable condition at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police and fire personnel responded to West Sunset Boulevard and North Bronson Avenue about 7:50 a.m. after reports a car hit pedestrians. Los Angeles police Officer Wendy Reyes said a semi-truck was traveling south on Bronson Avenue when it struck the mother and her child inside a crosswalk near Joseph Le Conte Middle School.
February 7, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A Tennessee couple pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and child abuse charges for allegedly intoxicating their 5-year-old daughter by having her chug more than two liters of water and grape soda, leading to her death. Randall Lee Vaughn, 41, and Mary Vaughn, 58, of Surgoinsville were arrested this week after a two-year investigation into the death of the man's daughter and his wife's stepdaughter. The Hawkins County Sheriff's Department said the parents drove an unresponsive and discolored Alexa Linboom to the emergency room Jan. 1, 2012.
February 4, 2014 | By David Colker
As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones - who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers - said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a means to an end," Jones, who was often compared to James Dean, said in a Los Angeles Times interview. "Acting's just my work. " Later that year Jones starred in the youth rebellion film "Wild in the Streets" and had a major role as a British officer in David Lean's 1970 epic "Ryan's Daughter.
February 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The mother of a 3-year-old girl who was found dead in her Napa apartment has been arrested along with her boyfriend. Kayleigh Slusher was found dead in her bed about 1 p.m. Saturday by officers conducting a welfare check in response to an anonymous tip, according to a news release from the Napa Police Department. Napa police said Kayleigh's body showed signs of blunt force trauma and there was "preliminary evidence of a sexual assault. " Her mother, Sara Krueger, 23, was reportedly seen leaving the area with 26-year-old Ryan Warner about three hours before police arrived.  After police released photos of the pair, they were spotted at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station the next day and arrested without incident.
February 1, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Woody Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow on Saturday repeated - and elaborated on - her assertion that the filmmaker sexually assaulted her when she was a child. Farrow's open letter, published on the New York Times website, is part of a renewed public scrutiny of allegations first leveled against Allen in 1992, shortly after the end of his relationship with actress Mia Farrow. In a Vanity Fair story published in October, Dylan Farrow (who now goes by another name) also laid out details of what she said happened to her. Allen, who has long maintained his innocence, could not be reached for comment Saturday.
January 31, 2014 | Chris Erskine
One by one, they return home - my little Einsteins, my little bombardiers. They circle the old homestead a couple of times, then drop their stuff in the garage and basement, unloading all the ordnance from their college days, including the Ikea furniture that smells of Pabst and Pop-Tarts. It holds memories for them, of late-night study sessions and beer pong. Like very sticky scrapbooks you can sleep on. Oh, this boomerang generation. They treat our houses as temporary storage, right?
January 26, 2014 | By Anh Do
Dung  Pham 's eyes welled with tears Sunday as he described the last time he saw his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "I called her home last Wednesday," two days before the attack, Pham said, "so I could help change the oil in her car. When you have children, no matter how old, you always want to make sure all is well, even the little things. " Kim Pham had just gotten a job at Nordstrom and wanted to celebrate.
January 26, 2014 | By Anh Do
Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the memories. Forget the big moments. Forget everything. Only then would we suffer less. " Police said Kim Pham was attacked in the predawn hours of Jan. 18 as she stood in line outside The Crosby club. She was still unconscious when officers arrived.
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