A New Mexico mom has been charged with the death of her son, 3-year-old Tyruss “Ty” Toribio, who was found buried in the sand in a playground. Officers say the little boy was suffocated while on a climbing gym. Tiffany Toribio, 23, told police she was homeless and suffocated her son because “she did not want him to grow up with no one caring about him the same way that she had grown up with no one caring about her,” AP.
Unfortunately, a similar case has happened this week in Canada. Tori Stafford, 8, is presumed to have been killed by Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, and Michael Thomas C.S. Rafferty, 28, of Woodstock. They are charged with her murder, although her body has not yet been found. Local schools in the area had sent home notes with children telling parents to be on the lookout for a suspicious dark-colored vehicle after two previous attempted abductions, CBC.
Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika has been elected to a second term in office in the African country. His term will last five years, but international officials observers say the President had an unfair advantage during elections, partially due to a partisan media. His opponent, John Tembo, says voting fraud occurred in the country, BBC America.
Three U.S. soldiers have been charged in Spain of killing a Spanish TV cameraman in Baghdad. Jose Couso died in 2003 after a U.S. tank bombarded a hotel in the city. The soldiers had been charged with the crime last year, but a judge threw out the case, citing lack of evidence. Now there appears to be enough to prosecute, Sky News.