filicide : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a parent who murders his own son or daughter
  • n  the murder of your own son or daughter

  • 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 .
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  • 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.
    April 16, 2014 - Sturgis Journal
  • 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.
    April 16, 2014 - KSL Salt Lake City

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