Saturday, January 19 2013 7:08 PM EST2013-01-20 00:08:16 GMT
Police have arrested a woman's boyfriend in a 17-month-old death earlier this month. Officers responded to a home July 8 on Spring Creek Drive after the child, Eloise Costanza, was transported to VanderbiltFull Story >
Police arrested a woman's boyfriend after a toddler died earlier this month in west Nashville.Full Story >
Thursday, July 26 2012 2:05 PM EDT2012-07-26 18:05:19 GMT
The sudden death of a toddler has a family grieving and authorities wondering whether it might be a crime. Metro police identified the 17-month-old girl as Eloise Costanza and said officers responded toFull Story >
The sudden death of a toddler has a family grieving and authorities wondering whether it might be a crime.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.Full Story >
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.Full Story >
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:48:18 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...Full Story >
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A Bellevue mother surrendered to Metro police Friday after being indicted on first-degree murder, child neglect and child endangerment charges in connection to the death of her 17-month-old daughter.
Police said Neena Costanza, 21, was at work when her daughter, Eloise, died from head trauma in July.
Investigators believe the injuries were caused by Costanza's boyfriend, Jacob Hughes, 22.
Hughes was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated child abuse July 26.
According to a news release, police believe that Costanza knew of Hughes' alleged abusive behavior but left her daughter with him nonetheless.
Costanza was released on $50,000 bond Friday.
Hughes remains in jail.
Neena Costanza has retained Nashville attorney David Raybin to represent her.
In an email in direct response to the police press release, Raybin denied that Costanza neglected her child in any fashion. He said in the statement that her baby was murdered by her boyfriend while she was at work and she had no way to know he would do such a thing.
Raybin said the allegations against Costanza take child neglect to a whole new level and are simply not true, and he added that the defense will enter a not guilty plea when the matter comes to court.
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Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheFull Story >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:18:15 GMT
Taste of Blue Ash, a popular (and delicious) event north of downtown Cincinnati, takes place this weekend serving a variety of food, big music acts and family events. Get all the event details here.Full Story >
Taste of Blue Ash, a popular (and delicious) event north of downtown Cincinnati, takes place this weekend serving a variety of food, big music acts and family events. Get all the event details here. Full Story >