A Florida woman was charged with child abuse in June 2017 after posting a Facebook video on apparently showing a snake biting her baby.
The video appeared to show Chartelle Geanette St. Laurent holding the non-venomous rat snake in front of her 1-year-old before the snake bit the baby. The baby wasn't badly injured. St. Laurent has been charged with child abuse, according to local media.
St. Laurent said she has seen snakes on her property and wanted to teach her child about them.
Teen accused of killing Uber driver
A 16-year-old girl in suburban Chicago was charged with murder in May after police accused her of stabbing an Uber driver to death.
Two minutes after being picked up, Eliza Wasni "hack[ed] and stab[bed]" Grant Nelson from the back seat, prosecutors allege.
Nelson died at a hospital a few hours later.
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Man accused of hiding in ex's attic, attacking her
Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say Taylor Broussard, 21, had been secretly living in the attic of his ex-girlfriend's home before he assaulted the woman in May 2017.
Teacher accused of kissing students
Police say a Florida teacher has been trading candy for kisses from students, an act that earned him two battery charges in May 2017.
Brian Kornbluth pleaded guilty to two charges of simple battery after he was accused of luring two students to his classroom with gummy bears and kissing them on the lips.
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Woman allegedly maces fast food workers over french fries
Employees at a Minnesota Wendy's told police that Eiram Chanel Amir Dixson sprayed them with mace during an argument over the freshness of her french fries.
The restaurant manager was hit directly in the face, and another employee was also hit. Dixson faces one charge of "use of tear gas to immobilize."
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Army vet accused of killing dog
An Army veteran was charged in April 2017 with fatally shooting her therapy dog while her soldier boyfriend filmed it.
Officials said Marinna Rollins tied the dog to a tree, shot it five times at close range and buried the animal in a shallow grave. She was charged with animal cruelty.
About 10 days later, Rollins was found dead in her apartment. Detectives said her death was believed to be a suicide.
Man kills baby daughter on Facebook Live
A man in Thailand hanged his 11-month-old daughter and streamed it on Facebook Live before killing himself in April 2017.
Police said the 20-year-old man and his wife had been fighting before he killed their daughter. The two bodies were found in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province.
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Man accused of posting murder on Facebook
Cleveland police said Steve Stephens, 37, shot an elderly man to death, then posted a gruesome video of the killing on Facebook on April 16, 2017.
After a nearly two-day-long nationwide manhunt for Stephens, he was located by Pennsylvania State Troopers in Erie, Pennsylvania, and fatally shot himself after a brief pursuit, police said.
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Woman accused of leaving paraplegic man to die in woods
Ruby Kate Coursey of Georgia was charged with felony murder in April 2017. Police say she left her partially paralyzed ex-boyfriend in the woods to die of exposure.
Police say Coursey pushed Troymaine Johnson out of her car in March 2017 and left him there. He died of hypothermia. His cause of death was ruled a homicide.
Woman allegedly chokes girl for blocking fireworks
Tabbatha Mature, 41, was charged with child abuse after allegedly choking a girl who was blocking her view of a fireworks show in Florida's Disney World in April 2017.
Deputies said Mature grabbed the high-school girl by her neck, squeezed and pushed her head toward the ground.
Parents accused of movie-inspired murder and coverup
Ernest Franklin II and Heather Franklin are accused of killing their special-needs adopted son and attempting to cover up the crime with a house fire, in a plot inspired by the movie "Manchester by the Sea."
They were indicted on charges of murder and arson in March 2017.
Florida man accused of stabbing roommate in goodbye hug
Randy Herman Jr., 24, is accused of fatally stabbing his roommate after hugging her goodbye and giving her a gift.
When Herman called police to report the March 2017 murder, he said: "It was me. I'm sorry," according to officials.
Friends say the victim, Brooke Preston, had voiced concerns that Herman was acting strangely the night before the killing.
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Couple allegedly tried to sell baby
Tennessee authorities accused a couple of trying to sell a 5-month-old baby on Craigslist for $3,000 in March 2017.
Deanna Lynn Greer and John David Cain were charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment after they were allegedly caught trying to sell the baby to an undercover officer.
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Teen accused of decapitating mother
Authorities in North Carolina accused a teenager of decapitating his mother in March 2017.
Oliver Funes Machada, 18, who allegedly told dispatchers that he beheaded his mother "because I felt like it," was charged with first degree murder. His public defender said, "He's a pretty profoundly disturbed young man in a mental health kind of way."
Liquor store owner beaten to death with wine bottle
Rochester, New York, liquor store owner Charlotte Lahr was beaten to death with a wine bottle by a man who robbed her store in March 2017, police said. The suspect, Kevin Quander, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and robbery.
Nurse allegedly recorded naked patients
Police say Pennsylvania nurse James Close, 45, recorded videos of naked female patients.
In February 2017, a 17-year-old patient noticed a suspicious-looking phone recording her while she was undressed. Investigators say they found more than 12 videos on the suspect's phone of the girl and other patients.
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Caretaker allegedly performed provocative dance on 100-year-old
Ohio Police say an elder-care worker allegedly performed a provocative dance on a 100-year-old assisted-living resident. The 26-year-old caretaker pleaded not guilty to gross sexual imposition in February 2017.
Man allegedly drags dog behind wheelchair
A 59-year-old Texas man faced animal cruelty charges in February 2017 after allegedly dragging his German shepherd behind his motorized wheelchair.
Man allegedly punches bishop during Mass
Charles Miller was charged with assault after allegedly punching New Jersey Bishop Manuel Cruz in the face during a Mass in January 2017.
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Dead girl found "concealed" in family's restaurant
Ashley Zhao was found dead and "concealed" inside her family's Ohio restaurant in January 2017. Her mother was charged with murder, and her father was charged with complicity in the case, CBS affiliate WOIO reported.
Woman allegedly grabs EMT's groin
Shellby Conder was charged with battery on an officer in January 2017. Police say she drank five beers in a Walmart aisle before assaulting an EMT while she was in handcuffs, CBS affiliate WKMG reported.
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Deputy allegedly tries to kill elderly woman
Florida Sheriff's Deputy Frankie Bybee was charged with attempted murder in January 2017. Authorities said he tried to kill a 79-year-old woman he had been defrauding.
Four suspects charged in live-streamed attack
Four suspects were charged with hate crimes and aggravated kidnapping and battery after allegedly assaulting a special-needs teen. Chicago police said that, in January 2017, the suspects kidnapped the victim, threatened him with a knife and taunted him with profanities against white people and President-elect Donald Trump.
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Naked woman allegedly leads cops on high-speed chase
A naked Arizona woman allegedly stole a sheriff's department truck in January 2016 and led officers on a 70-mile highway chase before she was taken into custody.
Man allegedly sprays women with semen
Timothy Blake was charged in December 2016 with multiple crimes after Ohio police said he stalked women at a Walmart, using a syringe to spray them with his own semen.
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7-year-old shot 20 times
A'ayanna Allen, 7, died after suffering 20 gunshot wounds while she was sleeping in a North Carolina home in December 2016.
Her grandmother told authorities that someone shot through a bedroom window. No one has been arrested in connection with the death.
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Toddler locked in wooden box
Police in Indiana said a 3-year-old girl was found locked inside a wooden box. The child survived; related charges were brought against nine adults in December 2016.
Teenage boy allegedly kills girl in her bedroom
Police in Baltimore accused a 15-year-old boy of fatally shooting 16-year-old Charlotte Zaremba in her bedroom in January 2017.
Man allegedly kills stepmother for "gloating"
Pontrey O'Neal Jones was arrested in December 2016 for allegedly stabbing his stepmother to death. She "gloated" over the Dallas Cowboys winning a game, according to Austin police.
Alleged murder posted on Snapchat
Devin Katzfey, 20, Sarah Zakzesky, 20, and Branden Katzfey, 19, face murder charges after Milwaukee police said a murder victim was beaten and forced to eat cat litter in an attack posted on Snapchat in December 2016.
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Inmate allegedly kills jail officer
Inmate Tramell MacKenzie Hunter is accused of killing correction officer Lisa Mauldin and injuring another officer in a December 2016 attack at a Texarkana jail. He said in court that the officer was "messing with my life."
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Baby looked like "skeleton"
Aislyn Miller and Kevin Fowler were arrested and charged in December with child neglect after bringing their malnourished and injured 9-month-old twins to an urgent care facility in Oklahoma.
A nurse told police that one child "looked like a skeleton" and reported seeing a maggot crawling on the baby.
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Man accused of firing gun in "Pizzagate" restaurant
Edgar Maddison Welch faces federal charges after allegedly firing an assault rifle in a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant. He later told The New York Times he went there to "investigate" a (very false) conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of the eatery.
No one was injured in the incident. Maddison pleaded guilty to charges related to the incident in March 2017.
Teen found decapitated
Manuel Viloria-Paulino, 16, was found decapitated along a Massachusetts river in December. A classmate was charged with his murder.
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Mother and daughter found dead in well
The estranged husband of Dawn Elizabeth Ward was charged with two counts of murder after Ward and her daughter, Taylor Lynn Carroll, 14, were found dead in a well in North Carolina in December.
Professor stabbed to death
Grad student David Jonathan Brown was charged with murder, accused of stabbing to death a University of Southern California professor, Bosco Tjan (seen here), in December.
Teen accused of killing mom, brother
A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy was accused in December of shooting his mother and 8-year-old brother as they slept and calling 911 to insinuate his father killed them, according to police.
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Mom says she killed two kids
An Indiana woman allegedly killed her two young children and then stabbed herself in the neck in November, according to a local sheriff. She called 911 and admitted to the killings, the sheriff said.
Ex-NFL player shot to death
In December 2016, Ronald Gasser was charged with manslaughter after he allegedly killed ex-NFL player Joe McKnight (seen here) in what New Orleans police believe was a road rage-related shooting.
Teen dragged into woods, shot in head
David Grunwald, 16, who went missing in Alaska in November, had been led into the woods and fatally shot once in the head, according to court documents. The teenage suspect in the fatal shooting said another teen shot Grunwald.
California mom kidnapped
Sherri Papini disappeared while out jogging near her home in Redding, California, in early November 2016. Three weeks later, she was found bound and covered in bruises on the side of the road. Her husband said she had been beaten and abused.
The Shasta County sheriff said investigators weren't sure whether the crime was targeted or random. He said they were searching for two Hispanic women driving a dark SUV, armed with a handgun.
The case was still under investigation in early December 2016.
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High-school football player William Riley Gaul was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of cheerleader Emma Walker in Tennessee in November 2016.
Gaul was released from custody in February 2017 after posting bond.
Man accused of dismembering parents
Tennessee man Joel Michael Guy is accused of killing and dismembering his parents before scattering their body parts all over their house over Thanksgiving weekend 2016.
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Dad allegedly shoves fingers down baby's throat
Missouri dad Robert Burnette, 19, was charged with child abuse resulting in death in after allegedly shoving his fingers down his crying infant's throat in November 2016. Police said the baby's mother watched without intervening.
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Four-year-old girl fatally shot
Three Texas teens allegedly attempting to rob the mother of 4-year-old Ava Castillo fired shots at the family's car and fatally struck the young girl in November, according to local law enforcement. The teens have been charged with murder.
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OSU group hit by car, stabbed
In November 2016, Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot to death by police after he was suspected of ramming his car into a group of people at Ohio State University and then stabbing them, injuring 11. It was being investigated as a possible act of terrorism.
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Man allegedly abuses horse
Chris Emerson was charged with animal cruelty in South Florida after allegedly trying to ride his malnourished horse from South Carolina to Key West in November 2016.
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Man allegedly kept 2 girls, 3 women as sex slaves
Richard Jackson was arrested in Detroit in November and charged with running a sex trafficking operation out of his home. He allegedly forced two girls and three women into prostitution, according to court documents.
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Child found dead in pigsty
Heather Jones was sentenced to life in prison in November 2016 in connection with the death of her 8-year-old stepson, Adrian Jones, whose remains were found in the family's pigsty in Kansas. Investigators feared the boy's remains were fed to the pigs.
Cops: Mom texted video of dead toddler
Christian Clark, 21, was charged with criminal homicide in Pennsylvania in the death of 17-month-old Andre Price III and attempted homicide of his 2-year-old sister, Angel.
She allegedly sent a video of the dead toddler to his father during an angry exchange in November 2016.
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Mom accused of injecting feces into son's IV
Indiana mom Tiffany Alberts, 41, was charged with six counts of aggravated battery and one count of neglect in November 2016. Police accused her of injecting feces into her teen son's IV lines while he was undergoing cancer treatment.
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Alleged cop-killer uses kids as human shields
A man suspected of fatally shooting a Tacoma, Washington, police officer was shot to death by authorities after a November 2016 standoff in which the suspect allegedly used two children as human shields. The children were not injured.
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Woman found "chained like a dog"
A woman was found chained "like a dog" in a storage container on a South Carolina property, leading to the discovery of three bodies there, authorities say. Todd Kohlhepp, who was already facing four counts of murder, was charged with three more in November 2016.
In February 2017, indictments revealed that Kohlhepp confessed to keeping another woman in the storage container for six days before shooting her in 2015.
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Daycare worker allegedly hangs, injures toddler
A 16-month-old boy was hospitalized after a Minneapolis daycare worker allegedly hanged him at the center in November 2016. Police say a parent dropping off their child "rescued" the toddler and called 911.
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Girl found alone at bus station leads to shocking find
After finding a 5-year-old girl abandoned at a bus station in November 2016, New York police investigated her home, where they found her mother dead. The girl's father has been arrested in connection with the murder.
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Man dressed as Freddy Krueger allegedly shoots 5
Five people were injured at a Halloween party in San Antonio, Texas, when a man dressed as the horror film character Freddy Krueger (shown here) pulled a gun from his costume and opened fire in October 2016.
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Man accused of killing roommate over beer
Justin Vankirk of Pennsylvania was charged in connection with his roommate's death after he allegedly fatally beat the victim during an argument over beer in October 2016.