Suitland, Md A Maryland girl who is only 11 yers old has been charged with murdering 1 year old baby authorities say. The baby died of “ severe “ injuries while in her custody according to police say.
The 11 year old who has not been identified was charged Friday with first degree child abuse. Police say the11 year old admitted that she abused the baby. Prince George’s county police received a 911 call around 330 pm. When police arrived at the home located on Pearl Drive, they discovered the 1 yer old unresponsive with severe upper chest injuries. The child was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to its injuries
This is one year Paxton Davis
Maj. Brian Reilly, commander of PGPD's Criminal Investigation Division, said that Davis had been left in the care of a family friend. The suspect’s mother left Davis in the care of her daughter prior to the assault. “Our investigation reveals that our respondent, in this case an 11-year-old girl, had sole care and custody of the 1-year-old, and when our detectives interviewed her, she admitted that she assaulted Paxton -- and ultimately the injuries that she caused resulted in his death,” he said at press conference.
Reilly said that the suspect is “being charged as a juvenile in this offense.” When asked about a motive, Reilly was at a loss. “I don’t know what motive there would be in a situation like this for an 11-year-old to intentionally inflict injuries on a 1-year-old."The girl is being held at a juvenile detention center, officials said. Under Maryland law, a child cannot be left unattended without proper supervision by a reliable person at least 13 years of age. Police said in a statement that any further charges would be determined in consultation with the State Attorney's Office.