11-year-old girl beats baby to death

11-year-old girl beats baby to death
Published: 2015 February 12 06:24:02 (9190 Views)
An 11-year-old girl from Ohio in the US, has been charged with murder after allegedly beating to death a two-month-old baby.

The baby girl, Zuri Whitehead, was staying overnight with the 11-year-old girl and her mum.

They were on a couch downstairs when the mum fell asleep at about 3am on Friday, police chief Randy Ice said.

The mum was awakened less than an hour later by her daughter. She was holding the badly injured baby.

Ice said the 11-year-old had taken the baby upstairs.

When the girl returned downstairs, the young baby was bleeding and her head was badly swollen.



The 11-year-old's mum immediately called emergency services, he said.

Zuri was then flown to a children's trauma centre in Cleveland where she died.

Ice said the mum of the 11-year-old and Zuri's mum Trina Whitehead have known each other for years but aren't related.

Whitehead has three other children and the accused girl's mum kept Zuri overnight to give her a break.

The names of the 11-year-old girl and her mum are being withheld.

Neither Ice nor the Lake County Juvenile Court official could remember a murder suspect ever being this young.



Source - AP

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