11 Year Old Girl Charged with Killing 2 Month Old Baby
An 11-year-old girl has been charged with beating a 2-month-old infant to death and now is the youngest person in the state to ever be tried for murder. The teen's mother was reportedly taking care of her friend's baby in order to give her a break.
The baby, the 11-year-old and the mother of the 11-year-old were on a couch downstairs when the mother fell asleep around 3am. The daughter then woke up her mother holding the baby who was now badly injured. The last thing the mother apparently knew was that her daughter had taken the baby upstairs, and when she returned back downstair's the baby was bleeding and had a swollen head.
Police believe the girl took the baby into a different room and beat her.
The mother called 911 right away and the baby was flown to a hospital in Cleveland. Sadly the baby didn't survive her injuries and died during surgery.
The baby's mother had been friends with the teens mother for 5 or 6 years and assumed she was getting a chance to relax for the night while her friend took care of her child.
The 11-year-old is now being detained and is expected to undergo mental evaluation. However for her to be tried as an adult in Ohio, she must be 14 years old, so instead she may be held at a State Department of Youth Services facility until she turns 21.
According to police, she didn't show remorse at her hearing but may not be aware of the gravity of her actions.
The girl's mother has not been charged with a crime.