America's Most Wanted Features Toddler's Death (TX)
Investigators say two-year-old Alexia died from blunt force trauma in March 2008 at the hands of her babysitter, Berny Figueroa. Authorities believe Figueroa fled the country after being questioned by police. She's believed to be in either Mexico or El Salvador
Police: Craigslist Babysitter Scammer Arrested (IN & MI)
A man wanted for using Craigslist to steal money from potential baby sitters in West Michigan has turned up in Indiana. They say he set up meetings at coffee shops or restaurants under the cover of a dad looking to interview a babysitter. They say he got personal information and cash for background checks then took their money and ran.
Babysitter Charged with Murder (PA)
A community is in shock as a three-month-old is dead and his baby sitter is behind bars.
The woman said she shook the infant because he was crying, investigators said. It happened her home in the 1000 block of Windridge Drive in Spotsylvania County.
Toddler Struck, Killed By SUV (CT)
A 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by an SUV while out walking with his baby sitter Thursday, police said. Anthony Martorelli was holding the 15-year-old baby sitter's hand during the walk on Brookfield Road, said Lt. Chris Corbett.
Domestic Workers in New York Getting Closer to Having Their Own Bill of Rights (NY)
This bill, which has been battling its way through the New York State legislature for five years, aims to provide basic protections to many of the estimated 200,000 nannies, housekeepers and eldercare-givers who labor in New York State. Backed by a diverse coalition of labor and religious groups and even employers, it calls for severance and overtime pay, advance notice of termination, one day off a week, holidays, healthcare and annual cost of living increases, among other fundamental rights.
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