PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a baby allegedly killed by a 10-year-old Maine girl says she is glad the girl is charged but says the girl’s mother, who was watching the baby, is really the one who needs to be held responsible.
The girl was charged Thursday with manslaughter in the death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway of Clinton, 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. She is due in juvenile court in October.
( 10-Year-Old Girl Charged )
Brooklyn’s mother, Nicole “Nicki” Greenaway, said the 10-year-old was the baby sitter’s daughter. Authorities told Greenaway her baby had ingested medication to treat attention-deficit disorder and been suffocated, she said, adding that she also saw bruises on her baby’s body.
“I feel a little bit of relief that they’re charging her (the sitter’s) daughter at this point, but the mom really needs to be responsible. She’s the one I left my daughter with,” Greenaway said.
( Billy’s thoughts – I don’t know about other souls but whenever I read about a kid being charged with a violent crime anymore I am not shocked. In government schools, some homes, and even some churches we have forgotten the values that come from the author of life. We will keep seeing bad things done by the young until we embrace the King of Kings and his values.)