Alleged Child Abuse
A Southern California father has been charged with murdering his 5-week-old daughter after she was taken to a hospital for broken bones.
Nadia Lockyer, the estranged wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer and a former Alameda County supervisor, was charged Wednesday with drug possession and child abuse, according to prosecutors.
Jury selection got under way Thursday for the trial of a Moreno Valley man accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old son in April 2010.
A state mental hospital director on trial for child molestation flatly denied any wrongdoing Friday, following emotional testimony by his adopted son who characterized his father as a monster who abused him for more than a decade and destroyed his life.