A 10-year-old girl has been charged as an adult after she reportedly admitted to hurting a baby at a Chippewa Falls daycare, who eventually died.
ABC5 reports that the young girl appeared in an Chippewa Falls adult court on Monday, where she heard the judge tell her the charges against her after a 6-month-old baby boy died. According to authorities, the girl confessed to hurting the baby while they were both at a licensed daycare.
Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said that police received a 911 call on October 30 concerning a baby at a daycare in Wheaton, who was bleeding from the head. The caller said the infant was unresponsive. Authorities arrived to the daycare, then rushed the baby to St. Joseph’s Hospital. His condition was so severe that he was later flown to St. Paul Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A 10-year old girl has been taken into Juvenile Detention in Chippewa County, pending charges in relation to the death of an infant. https://t.co/vfmD1SuWY4
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A physician contacted authorities after baby was admitted to the hospital and said that infant’s injuries not likely an accident.
“Later that afternoon the sheriff’s department received a call from medical personnel, a doctor, attending this youth and indicated that his belief was that the injuries sustained by the six-month boy was not an accident,” Kowalczyk said, according to NBC6.
Prosecutors alleged that she was carrying the infant but dropped him and “panicked.” Afterward, she allegedly stomped on his head with her feet.
Although the little girl appeared in adult court, Kowalczyk said there is a possibility the judge will move her case to juvenile court, but the decision has not been made. The little girl cried throughout most of the hearing while an adult female hugged and consoled her.
Meanwhile, the girl remains behind bars on a $50,000 bond.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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