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Man Who Killed Toddler Gets Life as Judge Calls Him ‘Psychopath …

A Michigan man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-girlfriend’s toddler after defending himself to police by saying he just “gave him a good shake.”

In November, Scott Jurewicz was found guilting of first degree murder and first-degree child abuse in the 2015 death of his then-girlfriend’s 18-month old son, Brenden Hartranft, a Jackson, Michigan, court official tells PEOPLE.

“You affected so many lives,” Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson said during Jurewicz’s sentencing Thursday. “Seeing your complete lack of conscience, I don’t think you’ll do well in prison.”

“I think you’re a psychopath,” Wilson told Jurewicz before sentencing him to life in prison without parole.

Since the boy’s death on March 14, 2015, Jurewicz has maintained his innocence.

During police questioning, Jurewicz denied allegations of child abuse but admitted he “gave him a good shake” before putting the boy down “hard” into his playpen after he was unwilling to go to bed,

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Man Who Killed Toddler and Said He ‘Gave Him a Good Shake’ Sentenced as Judge Calls Him ‘Psychopath’

A Michigan man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-girlfriend’s toddler after defending himself to police by saying he just “gave him a good shake.”

In November, Scott Jurewicz was found guilting of first degree murder and first-degree child abuse in the 2015 death of his then-girlfriend’s 18-month old son, Brenden Hartranft, a Jackson, Michigan, court official tells PEOPLE.

“You affected so many lives,” Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson said during Jurewicz’s sentencing Thursday. “Seeing your complete lack of conscience, I don’t think you’ll do well in prison.”

“I think you’re a psychopath,” Wilson told Jurewicz before sentencing him to life in prison without parole.

Since the boy’s death on March 14, 2015, Jurewicz has maintained his innocence.

During police questioning, Jurewicz denied allegations of child abuse but admitted he “gave him a good shake” before putting the boy down “hard” into his playpen after he was unwilling to go to bed,

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California Girls Killed By Father in Murder-Suicide | PEOPLE.com

A California father and his two young daughters were found dead on New Year’s Eve in what police say was an apparent murder-suicide.

Hamdy Rouin, 46, was found dead in the driver’s seat of his car in West Sacramento, California. His daughters, Sara, 9, and Sophia, 12, were found unresponsive in the back seat. They were rushed to the hospital but did not survive.

According to police, Rouin was involved in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, Amy Hunter. The couple had split in December 2014, and the divorce became final in late 2016. Hunter received custody of the two girls.

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The deaths came just days before Rouin faced a court date on January 2 for allegedly violating a protective order, according to

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California Girls, 9 and 12, Killed by their Father in Murder-Suicide Amid Custody Battle

A California father and his two young daughters were found dead on New Year’s Eve in what police say was an apparent murder-suicide.

Hamdy Rouin, 46, was found dead in the driver’s seat of his car in West Sacramento, California. His daughters, Sara, 9, and Sophia, 12, were found unresponsive in the back seat. They were rushed to the hospital but did not survive.

According to police, Rouin was involved in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, Amy Hunter. The couple had split in December 2014, and the divorce became final in late 2016. Hunter received custody of the two girls.

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The deaths came just days before Rouin faced a court date on January 2 for allegedly violating a protective order, according to

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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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Utah Mom and Daughter Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide … – People

Police in Utah made a gruesome discovery on New Year’s Eve, finding a 41-year-old mother and her 9-year-old daughter dead inside their home in Magna following an apparent murder-suicide that may have occurred as long as three weeks ago.

Investigators believe that Karina Clark fatally shot her daughter, Madison Clark, before fatally shooting herself, PEOPLE confirms.

Officers from the Unified Police Department were summoned to the Clark residence on Sunday after someone noticed that a Christmas present placed on their porch went unclaimed for days, according to Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.

Lohrke told reporters during a press conference Monday that investigators believe the mother and daughter died between one to three weeks before their bodies were discovered.

Police did not indicate a potential motive.

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NJ Teen Killed Parents, Sister, Family Friend in Brutal New Year’s Eve Shooting, Police Allege

Authorities in New Jersey have detained a 16-year-old boy who stands accused of the brutal New Year’s Eve slayings of his parents, sister, and a 70-year-old family friend, PEOPLE confirms.

The suspected killer’s name is not being released because of his age, but prosecutors in Monmouth County announced they would be filing formal murder charges against the teen on Monday.

A press release from authorities alleges the quadruple homicide was committed with a semi-automatic rifle. A motive for the deaths has not been released by investigators.

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Dallas Firefighter Charged in Crash That Killed Pregnant Teen: ‘Our Grief … Is Immeasurable’

A Dallas firefighter has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after he allegedly caused a crash last week while off duty that killed a pregnant 18-year-old woman, PEOPLE confirms.

Horace Shaw III, 45, was booked into the Dallas County Jail, where he is being held without bail. PEOPLE was unable to determine if he has retained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

It was unclear Thursday if he has entered a plea to the charge against him.

According to statements obtained from police in Cedar Hill, Texas, Alyssa Pimentel was ejected from the Mazda she was driving shortly before 1 a.m on Dec. 6. Her boyfriend, a passenger in her car, was also flung from the vehicle when it was struck by Shaw’s Mercedes, according to investigators.

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Dallas Firefighter Charged in Crash That Killed Pregnant Teen …

 

A Dallas firefighter has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after he allegedly caused a crash last week while off duty that killed a pregnant 18-year-old woman, PEOPLE confirms.

Horace Shaw III, 45, was booked into the Dallas County Jail, where he is being held without bail. PEOPLE was unable to determine if he has retained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

It was unclear Thursday if he has entered a plea to the charge against him.

According to statements obtained from police in Cedar Hill, Texas, Alyssa Pimentel was ejected from the Mazda she was driving shortly before 1 a.m on Dec. 6. Her boyfriend, a passenger in her car, was also flung from the vehicle when it was struck by Shaw’s Mercedes, according to investigators.

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Funerals Wednesday for 9 Family Members Killed in Texas Church Shooting: ‘We Know We’ll Be Together Again’

Funeral services for the nine family members killed in the Nov. 5 mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., according to a Facebook post by John Holcombe — who lost his wife, unborn child, parents and other family members in the attack. 

The Holcombe family comprised more than a third of the 26 people killed in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church: Bryan and Karla Holcombe, John’s father and mother; his wife, Crystal, and children Emily, Megan and Greg Hill from Crystal’s first marriage; their unborn child (under Texas law, an unborn child is counted as a victim); and John’s brother, Marc “Danny” Holcombe and Danny’s 17-month-old daughter, Noah.

Crystal’s oldest son, 15-year-old Philip Hill, was sick and didn’t go to church that day, the Hill

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