January 23, 2016 |
A Burlington County man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison in the 2013 beating death of a 1-year-old child. Steven Donaldson, 32, of Shamong, must serve at least 17 years before he will be eligible for parole, county Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said. Donaldson was convicted in November of killing Claudia Nunes while caring for her in the Cinnaminson Township home of his girlfriend on Feb. 12, 2013. His girlfriend, who was serving as the girl's foster mother, was at work at the time.
January 15, 2016
SCUM IS the mild word for the front of the Daily News. I live in New Jersey right near Haddon Township. I knew David Creato killed his son Brendan when it was first reported. But to find out that his 17-year-old girlfriend didn't like kids - so-o-o-o-o he kills his son for her? Just tell the mother he doesn't want to bother with his son anymore, but he didn't have to kill him. That romance wouldn't have lasted, and he would be back with his son again. Now the girlfriend can find another boyfriend, because Creato ain't never gonna see the light of day again!
January 8, 2016 |
The parents of a Washington state toddler who died after being pinned beneath a toppled Ikea dresser have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the furniture giant, claiming Ikea sold the dresser despite knowing it was unstable. Filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, the lawsuit by the parents of 2-year-old Camden Ellis of Bothell is the second in less than a year against Ikea stemming from a fatal tip-over of a Malm dresser. A similar suit was filed by the mother of Curren Collas, a West Chester 2-year-old, who died in February 2014 when a dresser tipped onto him. Ikea cited the deaths of both boys when the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission in July jointly announced a "repair program" involving 27 million dressers.
December 6, 2015 |
For nearly two months, since a 3-year-old boy's body was found in the woods in Haddon Township - without a word from authorities on how he died or got there - John Potter has tried to keep his 10-year-old daughter indoors. "Nobody goes out of the house now," said Potter, 51, who has lived for 16 years in the Westmont neighborhood. "It's permanent. Life has changed in the neighborhood. " The uneasy feelings among residents - and the rumors - have only grown since Oct. 13, when a K-9 unit led police to Brendan Link Creato's body in the woods near South Park Drive and Cooper Street around 9 a.m. That was three hours after his father had reported him missing from their apartment a half-mile away.
October 23, 2015 |
ONE MOMENT, 2-year-old David Alicea Jr. was by his mom's side as she was putting his sweater in the car before they were to get in and go out to eat. The next moment, the toddler rushed out into the street. "Do not cross the street," the mom, Josephine Rivera, 20, testified yesterday that she told her son. Rivera said she saw a white Infiniti moving fast down her block, on Mascher Street near Lehigh Avenue, in Fairhill. "I [moved] so the car could hit me, not him," Rivera testified forlornly of her only child.
October 22, 2015 |
THE FAMILY of the toddler found wandering in LOVE Park last week will have to wait a little longer to be permanently reunited with the boy. A Family Court judge continued the case of little Jeremiyah and his 4-year-old sister, Malaysia, until Oct. 29. In the meantime, their parents, Michael Jones and Angelique Roland, will be granted visitation rights twice a week in two-hour stints. "The court in these cases, in general, has a tendency to err on the side of caution," said Brian Jenkins, the executive director of Chosen 300, a Christian ministry that helped raise $12,000 for the family.
October 15, 2015 |
The automated call from Haddon Township police to residents Tuesday morning was ominous: A 3-year-old boy had disappeared from his home, still in pajamas, and authorities needed help finding him. The alert caused residents to search backyards, porches, cars, even inside large plastic Halloween pumpkins. "We all started looking, but instantly had that bad feeling from the beginning," said Brian Hueber, 44, a father of two boys who searched his garage, "because it doesn't make sense.
September 23, 2015 |
A 2-YEAR-OLD boy was killed yesterday after getting hit by a SEPTA paratransit bus in Point Breeze, police said. The fatal crash happened about 5:15 p.m., as the boy was playing in front of his family's home on 21st Street near Morris, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Nearby surveillance cameras recorded the incident, which Small described as a "tragic accident. " In the video, the boy can be seen sitting on the house's stoop with his father and other family members, then suddenly standing up and darting into the middle of the street and into the path of the vehicle.
August 22, 2015 |
A New Jersey woman charged with neglect after she left her toddler sleeping in a car during a 10-minute shopping trip should be given a hearing to determine whether she belongs on a registry of neglectful and abusive parents, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision by the seven-member court does not dispute that the mother should have exercised better judgment when leaving her child, but the high court overturned an appellate court decision that denied the mother's request for a hearing.
July 28, 2015 |
DONLETTA BOLDS had heard her next-door neighbors quarreling before. It wasn't a smooth relationship. But the ruckus that awakened Bolds after midnight yesterday morning sounded different from past fights - much more serious. "It didn't sound like it usually sounds. She was telling him to stop," Bolds said from her front stoop yesterday afternoon. "One scream woke me up. " What Bolds heard was Stephen Burton allegedly rampaging through the West Oak Lane rowhouse with a knife, repeatedly slashing his wife, Danecia Berrian, a Philadelphia elementary-school teacher and a former standout Liberty Belles roller-derby skater known as "Nina Knockout.