A 10-year-old girl was charged Thursday with manslaughter in the death of an infant whose mother said had ingested medication and been suffocated.
The girl, who is not being identified, is the youngest person to be
charged with manslaughter in Maine in at least 25 years. The 3-month-old
infant, Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, of Clinton in central Maine, had been
left overnight with an adult baby sitter in nearby Fairfield.
The sitter called police early July 8 to report that the infant was
not breathing, authorities said. Emergency workers who arrived minutes
later reported that child was unresponsive.