A 10-year-old girl has been arrested and taken into custody over the murder of a six-month-old baby boy.
The girl is alleged to have stamped on the boy’s head at a Wisconsin daycare centre. Police said that they received a call on October 30 from a caretaker saying that they had found the boy bleeding from the head and unresponsive at a foster care, which doubles as a daycare in Wheaton, Wisconsin. He was taken to hospital in St Paul Minnesota where he was later pronounced dead.
Police said four children and an adult were questioned and they all pointed the finger at the 10-year-old girl. She was arrested an later admitted that she hurt the baby.
Explaining what happened, the girl said that she dropped the baby and he hit his head on a footstool and started crying so she panicked and started stamping on his head, Chippewa County Sherif Jim Kowalczyk said.
At the time of the boy’s death, the girl had been staying with the family who operate the daycare centre in the town of Wheaton. She has now been placed in foster care.
The girl has been charged with first degree intentional homicide. She appeared in court wearing handcuffs and a black hoodie.
Cash bond was set at $50,000 (£38,000) at a court hearing yesterday.