It's a horrifying crime that has so many people outraged. A 13-day-old baby girl is dead. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says she was brutally pummeled and killed by her 6-year-old brother and now the 62-year-old mother is facing charges.
Kathleen Marie Steele of North Redington Beach has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and neglect for the infant's death.
On Monday, Steele left the baby, also named Kathleen, in a vehicle with her two siblings while she went into a cell phone repair store. While she was inside the store the infant started crying and that's when the 6-year-old boy snapped, Gualtieri said.
The 6-year-old brother picked up the baby and dropped her on the floor of the vehicle, then "slammed" her around the vehicle, the sheriff said.
The boy later admitted to investigators what he had done, said Gualtieri.