• manslaughter July 15, 2022 2:23 pm

    Mass. Dad Pleads Not Guilty in 4-Month-Old Son's Death

    A father pleaded not guilty Friday to charges in the death of his 4-month-old son, who died after being given adult sleep medication in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2019, prosecutors said. Isaac Villalobos, 35, pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter, reckless endangerment of a child, assault and battery of a child leading to substantial injury and assault with a dangerous…

  • Amherst July 14, 2022 2:25 pm

    Mass. Dad Faces Manslaughter Charge in 2019 Death of Baby Boy

    The father of a 4-month-old boy who died in 2019 after he was given an adult sleep medication has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges, prosecutors said. Isaac Villalobos, 35, formerly of Amherst, will be arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court on July 15, according to a statement Monday from the office of Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan. He is…

  • BOSTON June 24, 2022 5:24 pm

    Couple Sues Boston Hospital Over Loss of Baby's Body

    A Massachusetts couple whose prematurely-born baby girl died less than two weeks after she was delivered has sued one of Boston’s most prestigious hospitals for losing the infant’s body, denying the parents the opportunity to hold a proper funeral and burial. The lawsuit filed Thursday says that baby Everleigh’s body was inadvertently thrown away by a Brigham and Women’s...

  • Massachusetts September 7, 2021 4:50 pm

    Baby's Death in Norwood Being Investigated

    A baby’s death in Norwood, Massachusetts, is under investigation, authorities said Monday. The infant was taken to a hospital from a family residence Sunday evening but didn’t survive, an incident that is now being investigated by state and local police, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office. The Department of Children and Families is collaborating with law enforcement in...

  • baby death May 19, 2021 11:22 pm

    Convictions in Baby's Death Tossed; Couple Freed From Prison

    More than a decade after they were arrested and sentenced to life in prison in their newborn daughter’s death, Ashley and Albert Debelbot are free and struggling to start over.

  • Montgomery County October 7, 2020 2:09 am

    Baby Girl Dies After Sexual Assault; Father Charged in Pa.

    A baby girl died after she was raped by her father who waited for an hour to call 911 at his Montgomery County home, investigators said.

  • Massachusetts October 11, 2019 4:53 pm

    Doctor Sentenced to Up to 4 1/2 Years in Prison in Baby Death

    Sentencing was set to begin Friday for the Massachusetts woman convicted in the death of a 6-month-old baby in 2014. Pallavi Macharla had her initial second-degree murder conviction reduced to involuntary manslaughter in the March 2014 death of Ridhima Dhekane. Judge Kenneth Fishman said his decision to reduce the verdict was because he could not permit the murder conviction to...

  • Massachusetts August 26, 2019 4:12 pm

    Judge Reduces Day Care Operator's Murder Conviction in Burlington Shaken Baby Trial

    A judge has reduced the second-degree murder conviction of a Massachusetts woman charged with violently shaking to death an infant in her care. The Boston Globe reports that Judge Kenneth Fishman said in his decision to reduce the verdict to involuntary manslaughter that he could not permit the murder conviction to stand “in the presence of such highly contested and...

  • Massachusetts August 26, 2019 4:12 pm

    Judge Reduces Day Care Operator's Murder Conviction in Burlington Shaken Baby Trial

    A judge has reduced the second-degree murder conviction of a Massachusetts woman charged with violently shaking to death an infant in her care. The Boston Globe reports that Judge Kenneth Fishman said in his decision to reduce the verdict to involuntary manslaughter that he could not permit the murder conviction to stand “in the presence of such highly contested and...

  • Massachusetts May 13, 2019 6:37 pm

    Doctor Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Burlington Shaken Baby Trial

    A Massachusetts doctor accused of killing a 6-month-old infant in her care has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Dr. Pallavi Macharla, 45, of Burlington, was charged with the March 27, 2014, death of Ridhima Dhekane, who died in Macharla’s apartment while the defendant was babysitting her.

  • Massachusetts May 10, 2019 7:05 pm

    Jury in Burlington Shaken Baby Trial Begins Deliberations

    A jury has begun deliberations in the murder trial of a Massachusetts doctor accused of killing a 6-month-old infant in her care. Dr. Pallavi Macharla, 44, of Burlington, is charged with the 2014 death of Ridhima Dhekane, who died in Macharla’s apartment while the defendant was babysitting her.

  • Massachusetts May 8, 2019 6:27 pm

    Doctor Accused in Shaken Baby Death Takes Stand in Own Defense

    The Massachusetts doctor accused of murder in the 2014 death of a 6-month-old baby took the stand Wednesday in her own defense. During her trial at Middlesex Superior Court, Dr. Pallavi Macharla, 44, was somber as she relived the details of March 27, 2014, when Ridhima Dhekane died while in her care at her Burlington apartment.

  • Massachusetts April 22, 2019 6:31 pm

    Trial Begins for Woman Accused in Shaken Baby Death

    The trial has begun for a Massachusetts woman accused in the 2014 murder of a 6-month-old in her care. Pallavi Macharla’s trial began Monday in Middlesex Superior Court, where prosecutors said that Ridhima Dhekane died from blunt force trauma or shaken baby syndrome.

  • Vermont March 19, 2019 5:27 pm

    Vermont Baby's Death Brings Criminal Charges, Safety Warnings

    The death of a 6-month-old girl at a day care facility in Rutland, Vermont highlights several broad concerns for child welfare, say advocates and physicians. Following the January death of Harper Briar at a licensed home day care facility, provider Stacey Vaillancourt, 53, is now facing charges of manslaughter and cruelty to a child.

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