US: 10-year-old in court on manslaughter charge

Last Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 21:12

Skowhegan (US): A 10-year-old US girl charged with juvenile manslaughter in the death of a 3-month-old baby has entered a "no answer" plea.

The girl bit her nails and looked down during her court hearing Monday in Maine.

Three-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway was staying overnight in the 10-year-old girl`s home in the care of the girl`s mother.

The mother called police on July 8 to report that the infant was not breathing, authorities said. The state hasn`t released the cause of death, but the baby`s mother was told that her child ingested medication and was suffocated.

The state chose not to try the girl as an adult. If convicted as a juvenile, the maximum penalty is incarceration until age 21.

The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes.


First Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 21:12
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