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Man Allegedly Led Police on Chase with Dead Mom in Trunk — and Now He’s Accused of Murder

A California man who allegedly led police on a high-speed car chase in South Dakota with the body of his dead mother in the trunk has now been charged with murder, PEOPLE confirms.

On Monday, Tosten David Walsh-Lommen, 30, of Santa Cruz, California, was charged in the death of his mother, 58-year-old Michelle Nanette Walsh, of Palm Springs, according to a felony complaint obtained by PEOPLE.

He is being held on a $2.5 million bond in Pennington County, South Dakota, and is awaiting extradition to California.

On New Year’s Day, Walsh-Lemmon was arrested near Rapid City, South Dakota, after a 50-mile car chase at speeds topping 100 mph on Interstate 90, according to a statement released by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.

The Honda CR-V he was driving, which is registered to his mother, careened into a ditch after running over a spike strip state troopers had placed on the road to stop him

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Florida Man Allegedly Killed Stepson and Ordered Boy’s Brothers to Sleep Beside Slain Child

A Florida man has been charged with murder after he allegedly beat his stepson to death and made the boy’s brothers sleep beside the child’s dead body, according to multiple reports.

Jack Junior Montgomery is charged with felony first degree murder in the Dec. 31 death of Brice Russell, 7, according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office news release obtained by PEOPLE.

On Saturday morning, Montgomery allegedly called 911 to report that his stepson would not wake up, according to the news release. When investigators arrived at the family’s room at a local motel, they found Brice lying on a bed, and he was pronounced dead minutes later, the news release states.

During their investigation, authorities learned that Brice had allegedly been beaten to death by his stepfather, who was watching the children while their mother worked through the night, according to the news release.

In an arrest warrant, deputies wrote that Montgomery allegedly said he

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Teen Boy Charged with Killing Girlfriend’s Parents After They Allegedly Learned He Was a Neo-Nazi

A teen has been charged with murdering a Virginia couple who reportedly pushed their daughter to end a relationship with him, believing he held neo-Nazi views.

Fairfax County Police announced Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, were shot by the 17-year-old suspect, whose identity is not being released due to his age, in their Reston home on Friday. The teenager also shot himself, inflicting life-threatening injuries. As of Saturday, he remained in the hospital under police watch.

According to police, the preliminary investigation determined that the suspect got into the home before being confronted by the couple. Four other relatives who were home at the time of the shooting were not harmed, police said.

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Mom and Boyfriend Allegedly Filmed Abuse of 3-Year-Old Boy Whose Body Was Found Encased in Concrete

A Kansas mother and her live-in boyfriend charged in the murder of her 3-year-old son — whose body was found last fall encased in concrete in their former home — allegedly filmed the boy’s abuse, according to a newly released police affidavit.

Almost six months before Evan Brewer‘s remains were discovered last September left behind in the Wichita rental property where he had lived with his mother and her boyfriend, time-stamped video images show the child nude on a concrete floor, his arms and hands behind his back and what appears to be a leather belt around his neck, according to the affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

A second video image time-stamped for the same date, March 12, depicts a child’s exposed legs and buttocks, with the child standing “on a piece of cardboard atop wooden pallets on a concrete floor next to a concrete wall,” and wearing a metal chain that trails

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Mother Allegedly Texted Photos of Herself Choking Baby Girl With Cord, Left Her in Woods

A Mississippi mother is behind bars after allegedly choking her infant daughter and leaving her in the woods, PEOPLE confirms.

Santangela Turner, 26, is accused of choking the infant with a car charger and leaving her in the woods near her apartment complex, according to a Jones County Sheriff’s Department news release obtained by PEOPLE.

A series of troubling text messages allegedly sent by Turner led investigators to arrest her, the news release states.

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Child Protective Services employees initially handling the case notified local authorities about Turner after a witness allegedly reported receiving text messages from the Laurel mother saying she had choked the infant and left her in the woods, according to the release.

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Mother Allegedly Texted Photos of Herself Choking Baby With Cord …

A Mississippi mother is behind bars after allegedly choking her infant daughter and leaving her in the woods, PEOPLE confirms.

Santangela Turner, 26, is accused of choking the infant with a car charger and leaving her in the woods near her apartment complex, according to a Jones County Sheriff’s Department news release obtained by PEOPLE.

A series of troubling text messages allegedly sent by Turner led investigators to arrest her, the news release states.

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Child Protective Services employees initially handling the case notified local authorities about Turner after a witness allegedly reported receiving text messages from the Laurel mother saying she had choked the infant and left her in the woods, according to the release.

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Arizona Mother Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Her 2-Year-Old Son …

Arizona police arrested a woman who allegedly shot and killed her 2-year-old son last week.

Alyssa Pettibone was arrested on Monday by Buckeye Police Department officials and was charged with second-degree murder, according to their Facebook page.

Police responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting incident on Dec. 15 at about 4:12 p.m. Authorities found her son, Hudson, dead from an apparent gunshot wound in the bathroom floor, while Pettibone, 26, was found with stab wounds on her neck from an alleged suicide attempt, AZFamily.com reported.

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It is unclear if she has entered a plea. Pettibone’s attorney, Hector Diaz, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

She was taken to a local hospital and was arrested following

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Man Who Allegedly Abducted Former Stepdaughter and Fathered Her 9 Kids Now Facing Kidnap Charge

A man who allegedly held his former stepdaughter captive for nearly 20 years after abducting her from school — a nightmarish time during she gave birth to nine of his children — was indicted this month on federal charges in the case, in addition to the state sex abuse accusations already brought against him, PEOPLE confirms.

Court papers filed Wednesday show a federal grand jury has indicted Henri Michelle Piette on charges of kidnapping and traveling across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity with a juvenile.

Piette, 63, faces four additional state charges in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, court officials there tell PEOPLE: two counts of lewd molestation and one count each of first-degree rape of a juvenile under than 14 and child abuse by injury.

He has pleaded not guilty to those four charges — all felonies

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Texas Mom Allegedly Subjected Her Healthy Son, 8, to 323 Doctor Visits and 13 Surgeries

Investigators in Texas suspect a mom has Munchausen by proxy and they have charged her with allegedly seeking unnecessary medical care for her 8-year-old son — including taking him for treatment more than 300 times and subjecting him to more than a dozen major surgeries.

Kaylene Bowen-Wright, 34, is being held on $150,000 bail after being charged by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office with injury to a child with serious bodily harm, according to investigative documents obtained by PEOPLE.

It is unclear if Bowen-Wright has entered a plea and PEOPLE was unable to determine Thursday if she has a lawyer who could comment on her behalf. She reportedly denied allegations of abuse when speaking with Child Protective Services last month.

At the time of her arrest last week, Bowen-Wright’s son was on oxygen, had a feeding tube and was taking medicine to regulate seizures, authorities say.

But he needed none of it, according to

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Utah Dad Allegedly Murdered 7-Week-Old Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying: I ‘Finally Exploded’

A 7-week-old baby boy is dead after his father allegedly admitted he “exploded” in a fit of violent rage because the infant wouldn’t stop crying, PEOPLE confirms.

According to a statement from the Clearfield Police Department, Clint Corydon Nokes, 19, was arrested on charges of child abuse homicide on Monday in Clearfield, Utah.

Nokes — the primary caretaker of the little boy, who was named Hudson — allegedly told authorities he was “tired of the baby crying and finally exploded,” the statement claims.

Police allege that Nokes described how he would “chuck [the baby] on the couch or chuck him in the swing,” reads the statement.

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Nokes also allegedly told police he “pulled [the baby’s] leg and carried him by the leg from the living

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