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After release of surveillance camera footage, a former teacher is defending his actions after the tape showed him grabbing a child by his throat and dragging him down a cafeteria table. Tim Garner, 61, was charged with first degree child cruelty and simple battery after allegedly attacking a student at Lumpkin County Alternative School.

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Police in California have arrested a man on charges of battery and child abuse after they say he was caught on video using his 18-month-old son as a human baseball bat to strike his girlfriend. The disturbing surveillance video recording just before 2pm last Thursday in the 11000 block of Springwood Court in Riverside shows a man, later identified as 27-year-old Techhoak Danny Lim, carrying his young son in his arms, and then abruptly throwing him to the ground. The man in the footage later picks up the toddler while arguing with a woman in a long white T-shirt who has since been identified as his girlfriend

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Prosecutors are hoping to put a man in prison for 50 years after his young son died from accidentally ingesting crystal meth. Curtis Collman is charged with the death of his 8-year-old son, Curtis, Jr., in addition to facing charges for pointing a firearm, theft and failure to register as a sex offender.

Investigators said the second grader started eating what he thought was breakfast cereal on a plate after telling his father he was hungry. Instead, police said the boy was eating crystal meth. By the time he was done, Curtis had consumed 180 times the lethal limit. “Just your worst nightmare as a parent,” Jackson County chief deputy prosecutor Jeffrey Chalfant said.

The boy’s father allegedly threatened a female friend at gunpoint when she tried to call 911 for help. Prosecutors said he even stopped his own parents from getting help for the boy, who was having seizures and convulsing.

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. – An armed bystander shot a man who open-fired on a back to school event at a Titusville park following a fistfight, police said. The shooting occurred at Isaac Campbell Park on South Street shortly after 5:20 p.m. when the shooter, whom police have not identified, returned to the park after a fistfight and began firing. A bystander licensed to a carry a firearm then shot the shooter, who was flown to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The bystander who shot the suspect waited for officers and has been fully cooperative with the investigation, police said

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bailey Cantrell was sitting inside her car at a Nashville gas station parking lot early Saturday morning when a complete stranger violently attacked her. According to a report from Metro Nashville Police, a man approached Cantrell while she was on the phone and asked for her phone number. Cantrell rebuffed his advances twice. The third time, she told the man she would not be interested in exchanging numbers because she identifies as a lesbian. That’s when the man launched himself onto the hood of her car, kicked in her windshield and proceeded to drag her to the ground. “I said I’m gay, so I’m just not interested, and that triggered him,” Cantrell said. “I do believe it was a hate crime

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It was an unusual sight in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

Franklyn Williams, 32, is accused of three armed robberies in Richmond Heights and Euclid. During his sentencing hearing, Williams would not stop talking, despite more than a dozen warnings from Judge John Russo over the course of about 30 minutes. Williams even interrupted his own attorneys.

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A man in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, had his eyes closed for a full minute while driving, dashcam footage from his rental car captured. The video from July 27 shows the sleeping man with his hands perched on the wheel. At one point, he appears to hit a roadblock and the car jerks, waking him up. He then stops the car. As the incident occurred at 6 am, there were relatively few cars on the road. The man was not injured.

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Don’t cheat with a married woman you may end up getting sued….A North Carolina husband is getting a multimillion-dollar payday from the man he says ruined his marriage. MX stunt show owner Keith King filed a civil complaint citing an obscure law against Francisco Huizar, the man with whom King’s wife had an affair. King said he found out about the cheating in 2015 after seeing phone records. e had to prove that he was in a happy marriage and that his marriage was destroyed by Huizar. The judge in Durham ruled in his favor and ordered Huizar to pay more than $8.8 million.

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An Upstate mother learned her fate on Wednesday after admitting to poisoning her baby daughter with a deadly amount of salt.

Kimberly Martines was arrested in 2016 when 17-month-old Peyton Martines was brought to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Investigators said Peyton was placed on life support after suffering from acute salt poisoning.

The overdose caused the baby’s brain to shut down. She was later taken off life support and died.

Martines initially told investigators Peyton and her twin sister got into a bag of salt left out overnight. Her 4-year-old son later told investigators he watched his mom feed the baby a full spoon of salt and described the bag in detail.

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Azzie Watson, 25, a mother-of-two from Missouri, charged with child abuse and endangerment

The 2-year-old girl had no “daddy,” but some terror of men came crying up when her new foster parent tried to change her diaper.

“Daddy hurt me,” she cried. “Daddy, stop being mean. Daddy, it hurts.”

The horrors that foster parent discovered June 29 were the worst she had ever seen, according to Kansas City police: The 2-year-old girl had been repeatedly raped. And both she and her 1-year-old brother had scarred and punctured feet.

Now the children’s mother faces abuse and endangerment charges — and accusations that she said in a recorded conversation that she delivered her daughter as many as 10 times to a home in east Kansas City where she witnessed two men sexually assaulting the child.

Ripon, CA — Mother and wife, Evin Olsen Yadegar had her life stolen from her last year by Stanislaus County sheriff’s Deputy Justin Wall who publicly executed her for no reason. The senseless killing was captured on dashcam and was so unnecessary that Wall has just been charged with manslaughter.

Evin Yadegar, according to her husband Hanibal, was undergoing a manic episode due to her bipolar disorder on February 26, 2017. He explained that she never would’ve hurt anyone and was merely trying to find a safe place after a confrontation with a hotel security guard.

According to Sheriff Adam Christianson, the security guard reported that Evin Yadegar had begun an argument and a subsequent physical altercation occured. When a deputy arrived, he saw Yadegar’s vehicle pulling out of the parking lot.

According to the release from the San Jaquin County District Attorney’s Office, the killing came after a low speed chase when Yadegar left the hotel during the argument with a security guard.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A 30-year-old woman has been accused of killing her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk.

Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby.

An autopsy found the baby died from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine, the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said in a statement.

According to an affidavit, Jones told police she’d been too tired to make the baby a bottle when he awoke crying at 3 a.m. and instead breastfed him.

A few hours later, the baby was pale and had bloody mucus coming from his nose, she told police.

Jones’s mother began CPR at the instruction of a dispatcher after they called 911, the affidavit said.

Police arrived at the home in New Britain, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Philadelphia, to find the baby in cardiac arrest. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.

The affidavit stated that Jones said she primarily had been breastfeeding the baby, but switched to formula a few days before the baby’s death, saying the infant wasn’t getting enough milk.

Jones told police that she had been prescribed methadone because of an addiction to painkillers, that she had taken it during her pregnancy, and that she was taking it at the time of the baby’s death, the affidavit said.

A message seeking comment from her lawyer, Louis Busico, wasn’t returned Monday.

Other parents have faced charges over drug-laced breastmilk in recent years.

In 2016, two former Arizona TV news reporters were sentenced to a year of probation and suspended 30-day jail terms after cocaine was found in their baby’s system. And in 2012, a California woman whose infant son died after ingesting methamphetamine-laced breast milk was sentenced to six years in prison.