filicide filicide

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a parent who murders his own son or daughter
  2. (n) the murder of your own son or daughter

Usage(s):

  • I was confounding the facts of three filicide cases I worked on Susan Smith, Amy Grossberg, and Melissa Drexler and two episodes of Law Order that were based in part on .

News

  1. Study: Fathers as likely as mothers to kill their infants

    Fifteen percent of homicides in the United States are filicides - children killed by a parent. Nearly 10 percent of filicides occur during a child's first week of life, according to a new statistical analysis of 32 years of homicide arrest data.
    on April 17, 2014     Source: Sturgis Journal

  2. Fathers as likely as mothers to kill their infants, study shows

    Fifteen percent of homicides in the United States are filicides — children killed by a parent. Nearly 10 percent of filicides occur during a child's first week of life, according to a new statistical analysis of 32 years of homicide arrest data.
    on April 16, 2014     Source: KSL Salt Lake City

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