10-year-old in US court on manslaughter charge
SKOWHEGAN (AP) - A 10-year-old US girl charged with juvenile manslaughter is in court over the death of a three-month-old child.
The girl was in court in Maine on Monday morning. The state chose not to try the girl as an adult. If convicted as a juvenile, the maximum penalty is incarceration until age 21.
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 early on July 8 to report that the infant was not breathing, authorities said. The state has not released the cause of death, but the baby's mother was told that her child ingested medication and was suffocated.