Hibbing Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Toddler's DeathA 27-year-old Hibbing man struck a plea deal with prosecutors after admitting to causing the death of a 2-year-old girl in 2012. The St. Louis County Attorney's office says Russell Shannon Johnson pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Caroline Shenze Marie Medicine-Chavez.
Burnsville Mother Accused Of Punching 2-Year-Old SonAn eastern Minnesota woman faces charges after authorities say she was seen punching her 2-year-old son in a store's parking lot. Thirty-four-year-old Vanessa Lee Dicus of Burnsville is charged with malicious punishment of a child following the suspected incident last week.
Woman Charged With Chasing Stepson Through St. Paul ElementaryAccording to the criminal complaint, 24-year-old Tashay Caprice Johnson chased her stepson through Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary, threatening him, while the visibly-injured 9-year-old screamed "My mom is trying to kill me. Don't let me go back to her."
Big Lake Man Arrested For Malicious Punishment Of A ChildAuthorities in Big Lake say a 25-year-old man was arrested last week for malicious punishment of a child under the age of four. Big Lake Police interviewed the suspect, identified as Akinmusayo Akinde, after authorities received a report of child maltreatment.
Man, 20, Faces Charges For Allegedly Abusing Girlfriend's 2-Year-Old DaughterA Robbinsdale man is facing child abuse charges for allegedly inflicting great bodily harm on his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, according to police. Michael Angel Serrata, 20, was charged with malicious punishment of a child by Ramsey County.
South St. Paul Man Charged For Allegedly Assaulting 15-Month OldA South St. Paul, Minn. man has been charged for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend's 15-month old toddler while she was at work. LaMar James Crump, 21, has been charged with one felony count each of first degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. According to police, officers responded to call around 6:10 a.m. Thursday of a child being unresponsive in an apartment in South St. Paul.
Hastings Man Charged With Forcefully Spanking DaughterA Hastings man is charged with malicious punishment of a child after being accused of forcefully spanking his 21-month-old daughter. According to the Dakota County Attorney's Office, 29-year-old Kenneth Andrew Keefer was watching his daughter during a weekend visit from Dec. 12 – 15, 2013.
Charges: Mother Beat Daughter With A Belt For TextingAn Apple Valley woman is accused of maliciously punishing her 13-year-old daughter after she allegedly struck the girl repeatedly with a belt for texting and not charging her cell phone. Renita Michelle Moss, 43, has been charged with one count of malicious punishment of a child.
Charges: Man Abused Child, 2, Over Toileting AccidentA 23-year-old man is accused of abusing a 2-year-old child with scorching hot water in a bath tub after a toilet training accident last week in West St. Paul, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court. Hardel Harrison Sherrell was charged two counts of malicious punishment of a child in connection with the Jan. 24 incident.
Substitute Teacher Convicted Of Malicious PunishmentA substitute teacher at a Bloomington elementary school has been convicted of maliciously punishing students. Sixty-year-old Laura Avery was found guilty of four counts of malicious punishment of a child.
Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Student With BackpackA Minnesota high school teacher is accused of striking a student on the head with an 11-pound backpack early in the school year. According to court documents, the incident happened on Sept. 26, when biology teacher Robert Shoemaker allegedly struck the 17-year-old boy.
Charges: Man Punched Child To Teach Him 'How To Be A Man'A 37-year-old man has been charged with malicious punishment of a child after police say he punched his 13-year-old relative more than 20 times to teach him a lesson about "being a man."