A Delaware man accused of murdering his infant daughter wanted jurors to believe that he was absolutely devastated by what he claimed was a tragic accident.
Unfortunately, the “grieving” father made the mistake of posting a video on YouTube showing him yukking it up as a participant in a silly radio contest.
A Pennsylvania court ruled this week that a woman charged with abusing her four-year-old stepson could not invoke the spousal communication privilege to keep incriminating text messages to her husband from being admitted at trial.
A child abuse defendant’s Confrontation Clause rights were not violated by the presentation of a child witness’s testimony by closed-circuit television, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming a conviction.
A judge has approved a $123 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of young children who were sexually abused by former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley.
Stephanie Kuntupis, the now 7-year-old girl who suffered permanent brain damage at the hands of her Gresham foster father five years ago, has settled a lawsuit with the state of Oregon, winning $3.75 million.
After an eight-day trial, a Kenai, Alaska jury has awarded $2 million to two sisters who were abused in foster care.
An Okfuskee County, Okla. jury has returned a $4.55 million verdict against a mental health agency for failing to report child abuse and general negligence, a plaintiffs lawyer said.
A Clarendon County, S.C. jury has awarded $1 million to the families of two boys allegedly forced to play “the choking game” with a volunteer counselor at Clemson University’s Camp Bob Cooper in 2008.
A North Carolina jury has awarded almost $25 million to a father and son against a hospital the plaintiffs claimed should have reported signs of child abuse prior to a serious subsequent injury.
A Cumberland County, N.C. jury has awarded a boy and his father $25 million, ruling that a hospital was negligent when its employees didn’t notice the boy was a victim of child abuse.