11-year-old Ohio girl charged in beating death of 2-month-old

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WICKLIFFE, OH (WJW)- An 11-year-old in northeast Ohio is being held on murder charges in the beating death of a 2-month-old girl. The incident happened early Friday morning while the infant was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby’s mom a break.

Wickliffe Police say that after the 11-year-old’s mother fell asleep at about 3 a.m., the 11-year-old took 2-month-old to a different room and beat her. The mother was awakened by the girl who holding the badly injured infant. The baby died later at a hospital.

A juvenile judge entered a not guilty plea for the girl on Monday. She will undergo mental evaluations at the local juvenile detention center.

At this point, the mother of the 11-year-old will not be charged.

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