A 10-year-old Wisconsin woman charged with killing a 6-month-old child by stomping on his head is being tried as an grownup.
The younger suspect sobbed by way of her listening to in Chippewa County Court docket on Monday, the place a decide ordered she be held on $50,000 money bond, the Grand Forks Herald reported. She was charged with first-degree intentional murder with somebody age 10 or older.
Wisconsin regulation requires the case — at the very least initially — be held in grownup court docket, although it may well later be transferred into juvenile court docket, stated Chippewa County District Lawyer Wade Newell.
“She must be handled as an grownup,” he stated.
Chippewa County deputies responded to a day care in Tilden, which additionally doubles as a foster dwelling, on Oct. 30 round 4:30 p.m, the place they found the 6-month-old unresponsive and bleeding from his head.
He was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital, then later flown to Gillette Kids’s Specialty Healthcare hospital in St. Paul, the place he died from his accidents on Nov. 1.
Newell stated in court docket the 10-year-old woman, who lives on the residence as a foster baby, dropped the toddler by mistake. She informed investigators, he hit his head on a foot stool and that she stepped on his head in a panic when he began to cry.
The woman initially denied injuring the boy, however ultimately confessed after a collection of interviews with regulation enforcement. The Sheriff’s workplace famous that the case stays beneath investigation.
The Tilden day care stays shut down of its personal accord and not one of the employees there have been hit with any expenses.
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