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Infant girl hospitalized with brain injury after softball hits her head at game

(Meredith)– A 7-week-old child is defending her life after a softball struck her in the head while she was at her dad’s video game last week.

McKenna Hovenga suffered numerous skull fractures and two brain bleeds after the freak accident on May 2. The newborn likewise battled several seizures due to the serious brain injury, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.

She and her mom, Kassy, were in the stands at a ballfield in Shell Rock, Iowa when a ball flew over the fence and struck the infant, inning accordance with a YouCaring page created on her

behalf. The family”never saw the ball coming,”an update on the page states. McKenna didn’t begin to shriek till a couple of seconds later. They were unaware that she was even struck, till a big swelling formed.

She was carried to Waverly University hospital then taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital at Mayo Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

4 days after McKenna was struck, she had been seizure-free for 48 hours and doctors began to wean her off her seizure medication, inning accordance with a post on the

Healing for McKenna Facebook page. The family says they’re not blaming anybody for what occurred to their child lady.

“Unfortunately, we can’t bubble cover our children, as much as we may desire,” a post on the YouCaring page states. “We blame NOBODY.”

Although McKenna has a long road to recovery, her household says she’s making some great strides.

“Right now, it’s a waiting game and every hour that passes with no news is good news,” an upgrade on Healing for McKenna says. “Exactly what a true blessing it is to make it this far!”

The household has raised more than $33,000 to assist with McKenna’s medical expenses.

Click here to visit McKenna’s YouCaring page.

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Baby dies after being left in hot cars and truck; daddy says he forgot infant existed

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Submit Image File Image NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)– An infant in South Carolina has died after being left for hours in a hot vehicle.

North Charleston authorities spokesperson Spencer Pryor told reports the baby’s daddy forgot to drop the child off at a day care center and headed straight to work on Tuesday. The baby was left inside the automobile on a day where the National Weather condition Service says temperature levels reached 85 degrees.

Pryor states the man’s partner called him that evening when the kid wasn’t at the day care center. He found the infant non-responsive in the backseat. He drove to the medical facility where the infant was noticable dead.

Police are considering whether charges will be filed.

The household’s name hasn’t been launched.

The coroner’s office will determine the cause of death.

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Sentenced to 8; out in 1: Man who killed infant released from prison

(Meredith)– In 2015, Justin Havard was founded guilty and sentenced to eight years in prison for killing a baby in 2013 in Jasper, Texas. Now, he’s out of jail after serving just 13 months.

Inning accordance with KFDM, the Texas Board of Pardons & Parole authorized the 27-year-old’s release on Thursday. The circumstance began in 2013 when Havard called 911, declaring his then-girlfriend’s three-month-old infant was choking. After the child passed away at a Houston healthcare facility, an autopsy was carried out, which revealed the child passed away from “ blunt force injury to the head,”not from choking.

Havard spent two years and 11 months in prison waiting for trial, which counted as time served towards any sentence the jury would hand down. Jurors had a choice to sentence Havard anywhere from 5 years to life in jail.

8 years was the decision. Havard’s lawyer, Ryan Gertz, predicted Havard would be out in one year considering that he ‘d already served

3 years in prison and was eligible for parole after serving half of his eight-year sentence. Samantha McDaniel, the mom of Rylan McDaniel, the baby who died, was distraught after finding out of Havard’s release.

“I got a letter saying that they have consented to launch him and I literally cried from the minute I opened up the letter all the method through the next early morning,” she told KTRE.” I’m terrified since I go to Walmart and he can be in there. And, what I

was told and recommended to do is, just for me, to turn around and leave.” McDaniel told KTRE she and her family are not preparing to challenge the probation board’s choice.

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Couple charged with murder, kid abuse in connection with death of 13-day-old infant

WEST JORDAN, Utah (KSL/CNN)– A Utah couple was accuseded of murder in the death of a newborn young boy who lived only 13 days.

Maria Elena Sullivan, 26, and Dylan James Kitzmiller, 21, were each charged Friday in 3rd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, and three counts of child abuse inflicting severe physical injury, a second-degree felony.

District attorneys have actually issued $1 million arrest warrants for Sullivan and Kitzmiller.

The boy was born Sept. 4 with no recognized medical issue, court documents state. Sullivan was coping with Kitzmiller at the time in the basement of one of Kitzmiller’s relatives.

On Sept. 17, emergency situation crews were contacted us to your home because the infant was in full arrest, the charges state. The child made “grunting” and “gasping” sounds before he stopped breathing, the couple told police. The infant was noticable dead at the scene.

Both authorities and medical teams saw “bruising around the infant’s eyes,” his shoulder and his arm, as well as an injury to his ear, charges state.

When spoken with by detectives, Sullivan said she had actually called a buddy that night to say “she needed a method to obtain far from Kitzmiller’s abuse” of her and her kid, according to court files.

Sullivan later on told cops that Kitzmiller was “using heroin every day” and was “rough” when he picked up the baby, charges state.

When Kitzmiller became angry, he would get the baby “by the shoulder, triggering his head to turn, and throw the newborn baby up in the air,” according to court files. He likewise slapped and bit the child, charges state.

But district attorneys likewise kept in mind that Sullivan “continued to leave (the boy) in Kitzmiller’s care” and “never ever sought treatment” for him regardless of understanding the swellings and marks.

Kitzmiller told authorities that both he and Sullivan used heroin on the day of the young boy’s death, charges state.

An autopsy revealed the infant slimmed down throughout his brief life, going from 5 pounds at birth to 4 pounds at the time of his death, according to court documents, “a loss of about 14 percent of his body mass.”

An autopsy also exposed a fractured arm that seemed a “fresh” injury, a broken rib and a hurt spinal cord, charges state.

In addition, the infant’s “brain was significantly injured” and inflamed, according to charging files. The initial cause of death was determined to be severe brain injuries, court records state.

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Infant left on side of Oklahoma freeway in safety seat with money

By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
Associated Press

A 1-month-old child found on the side of an Oklahoma interstate in a safety seat stuffed with $5,500 in cash and a birth certificate was in state custody Monday as authorities continued to investigate why the boy was deserted.

Oklahoma City police stated a church group returning from a theme park identified the kid Saturday about 10 feet (3 meters) from the shoulder of Interstate 40. Sgt. Gary Knight stated Monday that officers also found a Social Security card with the infant.

Police said they situated the child’s mom through member of the family which she’s been required to a hospital to be evaluated.

“We don’t know why she did what she did … but people do the strangest things in some cases,” Knight stated. “I don’t remember seeing a case like this where a baby was simply left on the shoulder of a highway. This might have had a really awful ending.”

Emergency situation workers approximated the child had been left in the 91-degree heat about 30 minutes, however stated he appeared to be well cared for prior to being left on the interstate.

Ken Angel, pastor of Abba’s House of Worship Center in Ada, Oklahoma, whose group identified the kid, credited magnificent intervention in finding the kid.

“I feel like God utilized our youth group to save someone’s life Saturday due to the fact that we’re here in the world to fulfill a redemptive purpose,” Angel said. “God stepped in.”

He stated about 15 members of the 120-congregant church were taking a trip back to Ada, about 84 miles (135 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City, when the youth leader saw the safety seat. The group had actually been at a theme park in Oklahoma City.

Sheree Powell, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Person Providers, said she couldn’t launch any information about the kid.

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Infant found dead in southwest Las Vegas home

Police are investigating the death of an infant on Sept. 7, 2017. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) Authorities are examining the death of a baby on Sept. 7, 2017. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) Cops are investigating the death of a baby on Sept. 7, 2017.

( Armando Navarro/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. Las Vegas Metro police said they are examining the death of an infant Thursday morning. Officers responded to the 400 block of Warminster Avenue, near Fort Apache Roadway and Blue Diamond Road.

Police stated the mom of the 10-month-old kid got up and discovered that the kid was not breathing.

The baby was noticable departed, police said.

An investigation into the event is continuous.

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Man confesses he '' flung ' infant kid, triggering his death

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3)– A Louisville City Police discovery information the account of Cody Bates, 24, who admitted to killing his infant child.

Cops responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment building in Fern Creek. Authorities talked to several individuals to find out how exactly Preston Amato passed away.

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Kasey’s report here Preston’s mom, Audreyeonna Amato, told cops she was sleeping at the time.

“I woke up to Cody informing me that the baby fell off the sofa,” Amato said. “He was breathing however he wasn’t breathing effectively so I aimed to wake him up. He would not wake up. I stated ‘call 911.'”

While Bates was being transferred for questioning, he stated his son’s death came at a good time.

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“She’s going back to school for nursing and all that,” Bates informed police. “I mean, I dislike to say it, now would most likely be a much better time if we simply lost our boy. I imply I hate to state that.”

Once questioned by authorities, Bates explained what occurred after a long day at work. He said he dropped off to sleep on the sofa which eventually Preston fell off.

“So as I go to turn this way, he done then make his way all the method on his ideal side, head method back like this,” Bates discussed. “That’s when I resembled, ‘oh gosh I don’t know if he struck the table or not.’ It occurred so quick.”

Cops pushed him a little additional, discussing that his boy’s injuries don’t match up with his account of what took place.

“When I picked him up, I dropped him,” Bates said.

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Eventually, he discussed exactly what happened, and said he was tossing him on the couch.

“I was generally tossing him to the f *** ing sofa,” Bates said. “He missed the f *** ing couch. He literally missed out on the f *** ing sofa and hit his f *** ing head on the opposite.”

Bates insisted it wasn’t his intention to eliminate the child and he had actually been attempting whatever to get him to stop weeping.

“I know that you all are going to learn one method or another,” Bates stated tearfully. “I do not want to f *** ing admit that I f *** ing flung my kid and dropped him.”

Bates is accuseded of murder.

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Female gets probation for dropping infant to her death

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title=” Mubashra Uddin( Cook County Constable’s Office) “border=” 0″ width=” 180″/ > Mubashra Uddin( Cook County Constable’s Office). CHICAGO– A Chicago lady who threw her newborn from a window due to the fact that she feared her Muslim parents from Pakistan wouldn’t authorize of her pregnancy has actually been sentenced to probation.

The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2uevzNY) that 20-year-old Mubashra Uddin on Thursday pleaded guilty to involuntary murder and a Cook County judge sentenced her to four years of probation. Uddin was provided credit for serving 603 days in jail. She originally was accuseded of first-degree murder in the November 2015 death.

District attorneys said at the time she was charged that Uddin delivered and dropped the child woman from an eighth-floor bedroom window when she heard her mother approaching. A man found the injured newborn in the yard. The baby died the next day at a health center.

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Neighborhood backs infant who needs heart transplant

Recently one of Melissa Lim’s previous students come by her class after school and handed her $12.

“This is for your infant,” he told the Harney Middle School teacher.

Lim’s 5-month-old daughter, Ellie, is 36th on the local pediatric waiting list for a heart transplant at Mattel Children’s Health center UCLA. Ellie was detected with dilated cardiomyopathy of the left ventricle throughout a routine checkup on Aug. 6. The disease affects the method her heart pumps blood and is life-threatening.

On Friday, the Las Vegas High School football program held a fundraising event for Ellie during a game versus Environment-friendly Valley High School. Contribution containers were circulated before halftime. Harney Middle School teachers and students from the National Junior Honor Society wandered up and down the bleachers offering green roses and wristbands. The color green is meant to represent organ transplant clients.

“I can only imagine what it’s like for Miss Lim to have an infant require a heart transplant,” Gabrielle Marbaugh, 12, said. “I want to assist in saving someone’s life.”

Green Valley High School’s football program brought a look for $500, which brought the total raised at the game to $1,665. The cash was presented to OfficerDown.US, a crowdfunding platform for the police neighborhood, throughout halftime. Lim’s spouse, Lee Lim, is a City officer.

Cody Pritchett teaches with Melissa Lim at Harney, near Charleston and Hollywood boulevards, as well as is head coach of Las Vegas High School’s junior university football team. He arranged fundraisers at both schools to aid the Lim household with expenses related to the transplant, estimated at more than $250,000.

Pritchett stated the staff at Harney is particularly close-knit.

“We purchase into that we’re a family,” he said. “We have an excellent neighborhood there.”

Harney and Las Vegas High School will certainly be offering roses and snow-cones and carrying out charity events at dances and football games, Pritchett stated. He and Lim’s other associates raised than $3,300 in one minute throughout an assembly on Thursday. 2 students donated $100 bills.

Pritchett stated he is pals with Lim, but as a father himself, her circumstance really struck home.

“You can ask any of my children. I’m most likely the hardest man out here, and I cried like a little girl when I heard exactly what was occurring,” he stated.

And it’s not simply the schools pitching in. Ellie’s father is getting assistance from fellow police officers from multiple firms.

“It’s a household, and I am so happy to be part of this household of blue,” Melissa Lim said.

The OfficerDown.US project to help baby Ellie has raised more than $16,000, but the family has a long method to go even after Ellie gets a new heart.

After the transplant, Ellie will be on a six-year strategy. She’ll have to stay in the health center for a minimum of three weeks for biopsies and laboratory work to make sure the transplant sticks. She’ll have to be taken to L.a monthly for tests.

Ellie will likewise require extensive therapy due to the fact that she is missing out on vital developmental turning points while hospitalized. She cannot even raise her head while on the ventilator, Lim stated, let alone raise, turn over or crawl. She will have to relearn ways to consume.

Since her immune system will certainly be suppressed by her time in the hospital and the transplant, the Lims will certainly need to renovate much of their house. The Lims will have to change clothes in the garage and shower prior to touching Ellie, who will need to oversleep the exact same living room as her parents for a very long time to come so she can be monitored.

“I don’t believe either of us would want her from our sight. I probably will never sleep once more,” Lim stated with a smile, including that they are fortunate Ellie is alive.

Pritchett said the Las Vegas High School football program will certainly take more donations at next week’s yearly “Bone Video game” against Rancho High School.

“They do more for our neighborhood than the majority of couples,” Pritchett said of the Lims. “No matter what we raise, it’s not going to stop for them.”

Anybody who wishes to help the Lims can contribute online at officerdown.us/ campaigns/support-the-lim-family-fundraiser/.

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Infant pulled from swimming pool at main Las Vegas home


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Las Vegas Metro authorities said a kid is being dealt with at Sunrise Healthcare facility after being pulled from a swimming pool Wednesday night.

A department spokesperson stated the incident was reported about 6:48 p.m. at a home on Corona Avenue, near the intersection of South Maryland Parkway and East Vegas Valley Drive.

According to cops at the scene, the child, a child, is under 1 years of age. He was responsive, cops stated.

Police even more said the youngster was discovered by a relative which the department’s Abuse and Disregard Information is investigating the event.

On Monday, a 2-year-old youngster passed away after being pulled from a pool a hot tub at an apartment complex located near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Lone Mountain Road.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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