11-Year-Old Ohio Girl Charged With Infant’s Murder


An 11-year-old girl from suburban Cleveland has been charged with murder after police said she beat to death a 2-month-old child the girl’s mother was babysitting, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Police said the girl showed no remorse after she violently beat baby Zuri Whitehead early Friday while the girl’s mother was asleep downstairs at her home in Wickliffe, Ohio.

The girl was formally charged at a Monday juvenile court hearing and she remains in custody at the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center. Police don’t plan on charging her mother. Wickliffe Police Chief Randy Ice said the girl beat the infant, then carried the bleeding child with her to wake her mother, saying there was something wrong with her. The mother immediately called 911. Police have investigated the 11-year-old girl two times prior to this incident, according to Ice. The previous reports came from her school and were not violent in nature. The girl does not suffer from any diagnosed mental problems, Ice said.

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