Girl, 10, Charged With Manslaughter in Maine

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A 10-year-old girl has been charged in central Maine with manslaughter in the death of an infant.

Police announced the charge Thursday, a day after the July death was declared a homicide. Police declined to identify the girl, who is due in juvenile court in October.

Police say a Fairfield baby sitter called police to report the infant was not breathing.

The baby's mother, Nicole "Nicki" Greenaway, of Clinton, says the 10-year-old lived in the sitter's home.

She says authorities told her the baby had ingested medication used for attention-deficit disorder and been suffocated. She also says she saw bruises on her daughter's body.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the 10-year-old suspect is the youngest person in Maine to be charged with manslaughter in at least 25 years.

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