10-year-old girl in Maine charged over baby's death
APPORTLAND, Maine -- A 10-year-old girl was charged Thursday with manslaughter in the death of a 3-month-year-old infant whose mother said had ingested medication and been suffocated.
September 1, 2012, 12:04 am TWN
The girl, who is not being identified, is the youngest person to be charged with manslaughter in Maine in at least 25 years. The infant, Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, of Clinton in central Maine, had been left overnight with an adult baby sitter in nearby Fairfield.
Brooklyn's mother, Nicole “Nicki” Greenaway, of Clinton, said the 10-year-old was the sitter's daughter. Authorities told her the baby had ingested medication to treat attention-deficit disorder and been suffocated, she said, adding that she also saw bruises on her daughter's body.