Girl, 11, charged with murder in death of 2-month-old

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WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old girl in northeast Ohio has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby’s mom a break.

Wickliffe police Chief Randy Ice said at a news conference Monday that the 11-year-old, her mother and the baby girl were on a couch downstairs when the mother fell asleep at about 3 a.m. Friday. The mother was awakened less than an hour later by her daughter, who was holding the badly injured infant.

The baby died later at a hospital.

A juvenile judge entered a not guilty plea for the girl on Monday. She remains in the Lake County juvenile detention center and will receive a competency evaluation.

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  • Kenneth Briggs

    so who was watching the baby ? the 11 year old or the mother ? was the 11 year old watching the baby ? the mother of the 11 year old should of been watched as well . feel sorry for the babies mom .

  • latinagurl

    How can she get away with pleading not guilty shes the last person who was with baby how can she get away with this My prayers are with the mother of the baby girl that little girl has no heart for what she did and everyone knows she did this why don’t they just charged that dumb girl and whatever happen with going after the mother of 11 years old I mean doesn’t she have part in this doesn’t she get to sit behind bars as well cause I don’t think the 11 year old acted on her own