Officials charge 10-year-old girl with murder after death of baby

Published: Nov. 5, 2018 at 8:18 PM EST
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A western Wisconsin sheriff says a 10-year-old girl charged with first-degree intentional homicide dropped a 6-month-old baby and, when the infant cried, she panicked and stomped on the child's head.

The girl appeared in restraints in Chippewa County Circuit Court for a bond hearing Monday. She is charged as an adult under Wisconsin law.

Prosecutors say first responders were called Oct. 30 to a licensed home daycare near Chippewa Falls. The baby was unresponsive and bleeding from the head. The child died at a St. Paul hospital Nov. 1.

Chippewa County Sheriff James Kowalczyk says the girl, who lives with foster parents at the home, told investigators the baby's head hit a footstool, and that she stomped on the baby's head in panic when it cried.

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