Girl, 10, charged with killing six-month-old baby boy by ‘stomping on his head’

Submitted by: daegog 1 week ago in News & Politics


When did life become so cheap?

An excerpt from Yahoo! News: Police in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, said the girl dropped the baby then stomped on his head. The girl appeared in court on Monday and was charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Accompanied by her parents, she wept throughout the 10-minute proceedings. She is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. A caretaker at a daycare facility in the town of Wheaton called the sheriff’s department last Tuesday to say a six-month-old boy was bleeding from the head and was unresponsive.

He was taken to a local hospital before being flown to Gillette Children’s Hospital in St Paul, Minnesota, where he died on Nov 1. Police questioned one adult and three children who were at the daycare centre. Chippewa County Sheriff James Kowalczyk said the 10-year-old girl had been holding the baby when she dropped him. He hit his head on a footstool and cried, the sheriff said.

He said that when the baby cried, the girl panicked and stomped on his head. The sheriff said a doctor who examined the baby found that his injuries were not accidental.
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6,813
We have a little more information about the girl. She's a foster child who was severely abused by her natural parents.
There have been similar cases in which young  children have acted out extremely violently towards other children because of abuse.   
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Male 13,185
What do you expect?  Your media has been teaching the worthlessness of life for the last 50 years.  "it's just a bunch of cells, kill it!"

Your bed is made, now sleep in it.

Or if you prefer you can simply gather together to chant 4 simple words over and over, and bring the change in governance your nation so needs, and set the stage for the success of your offspring.

But of course, that option requires people to be brave, something that disappeared in the nation some time ago.
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monkwarrior
Exodus 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die
(even those in the womb)
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Male 13,185
dm2754 anything to dismiss what you don't like, hmm?  That's called desperation.
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Male 45,272
monkwarrior   And it's  not your media also why?  You're in North Korea with not access to media or from another planet?   You're part of the culture you exist in. Keep in mind the biggest and most misleading theatrics on television is religious programs.
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Male 45,272
No doubt she'll be tried as an adult.  
the US is big on punishing children like adults
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Male 18,342
How the hell is a 10 year old on a first degree homicide charge? 
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Male 4,439
Draculya If everything written is true, the child stomped on the infant's head intentionally. Because it was intentional, the fear is the child in unstable and may not be able to integrate with society so it's best to keep a danger out of society.
Again, that is a big IF what we know is actually true.
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Male 18,342
DuckBoy87 once when I was 10, I asked my mother to knock me out because I couldn't sleep. Of course she refused. 

I'm guessing she dropped the baby by accident and then it cried and she was worried that she would get in trouble, so she tried to knock it out by stomping it on the head once. 

10 year olds just don't understand the consequences. 
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Male 13,164
Draculya ya, totally. 10 is simply not old enough to have a concept of repercussions. 10 year olds don't understand what death is.
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6,813
That's quite unusual. Typically when women kill babies it's their own biological offspring
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Male 18,342
dm2754 I'm glad you survived
 
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Male 45,272
Draculya  said no one ever






lol
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Male 1,684
dm2754 That is a fact, but this was just a kid and while the act of murder was intentional? The original damage wasn't... or so she tells us.
There really is evil in this world, monsters too.
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Male 13,164
gohikineko that is true if the 10 yr old knew the act would result in death or even knows what death is.
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Male 1,684
holygod You tell me 4 year olds know what gender they are and what sexual orientation they are... but a 10 year old has no concept of death? My eyebrows are raised...
Now they are Mr.Spock style: (perfectly safe gif)
https://78.media.tumblr.com/757b88626a451e95166cefd2b6e5b7b5/tumblr_n8xjjaLyet1qfufw7o3_500.gif

I think a normal 10 year old understands death, harm and violence & that they're connected. She may not have intended to kill the baby by dropping it, but may have dropped it on purpose, is all I'm saying. There's a LOT we don't know about this case :/
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Male 13,164
gohikineko I absolutely do not think kids know anything about sexual orientation at 4. They may feel more drawn to girl things or boy things but they don't understand gender either.

I'm perfectly fine with people choosing who or what they want to be in life, but not till after puberty.
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Male 1,684
holygod Well I hope you speak up about it the next time some IAB member spouts such nonsense, eh?
And they regularly do... although the 'trendy' topic now is transgender. Same crap, different name.
And why are these groups so focused on children? Really young (and impressionable) kids. One is left to wonder...
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Male 13,164
gohikineko I did. I do. I just had a conversation about this on here a few days ago.

Although I fully believe people are born gay and are gay before they even know what gay means. I had a cousin that I knew was gay when he was 5. Now he's a fully happy gay man. People are what they are. 
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Male 9,185
So many questions, starting with where was adult supervision?  What was the girls mental age/condition? 

In the UK "caretaker" = janitor. We use the terms carer or care-giver. Was this person a janitor or staff responsible for safety of children?
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Male 4,439
LordJim There are so many questions with this case, I completely agree. I read that the police questioned the lot of them without a lawyer or parents involved, which is a red flag.

As skeeter said, a caretaker in the US is one who takes care of children. Funnily enough, I usually hear caregiver refer to taking care of the elderly, and caretaker refer to taking care of children. But that may just be my region.
Janitors in the US are referred to as janitors, custodians, or maintenance.
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Male 9,185
DuckBoy87 Reminds me of a line from the previous Doctor Who;

"Is she your carer?"
"Yes, she cares so I don't have to."
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6,813
LordJim it sounds like you're trying to find a reason to excuse the girls Behavior  
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Male 9,185
dm2754 Is that what it sounds like to you? Let us not ask questions about how this came to happen when the easy answer - demon child - makes it all so simple. 
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LordJim when you stomp a baby to death the whole lot doesn't matter. The questions just decide the answer should we put them in prison for life or a mental hospital for the criminally insane for life
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Male 1,684
dm2754 In Canada she wouldn't even be charged with anything. She'd get put into juvenile custody for a short while, then probably fostered (which she already was).

At 18 her record would be wiped clean too. It would be illegal to identify her as the one who stomped on the baby. :/
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Male 18,342
dm2754 even if it was cold blooded murder I would think that a 10 year old should have the opportunity to be reformed. It is not like she's a fully mature person  set in their ways who has gone on a homicidal rampage
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Male 9,185
dm2754 the whole lot doesn't matter. 

It does if you want to stop it happening again.Are you seriously saying that systems and procedures don't need to be examined, that risk assessment doesn't matter?

Maybe she is so dangerous that she needs to be put away for life. I don't know but you do. You clearly have access to information I don't have. 

What was the girl's cognitive/emotional level? That of a normal ten-year old or that of a three year old? Was she known to be prone to panic attacks and sudden lashing out? Was the room being properly supervised? I don't know, but clearly you do.

Just shove her into an oubliette, problem solved and no need to think.
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LordJim Hey, the US is run by a 4 year old...
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6,813
LordJim good point 
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Male 9,185
dm2754 thank you.
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Male 871
LordJim in U.S. Caretaker means someone who takes care of someone else... so, a staff member who is responsible for the children.

That said, this is a horrible story.  This little girl is ruined for life.  I still feel guilty about the terrible shit I did when I was 10... and that was nothing compared to this story.  
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skeeter01 I still feel guilty about the terrible shit I did when I was 10
Amen to that. Ya, stealing a piece candy made you feel guilty but nothing that couldn't be undone, you live and you learn. But stomping in the head of a baby...fuck. I mean, I don't need to eat poop to know it tastes like shit. 
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Female 6,605
skypirate I still feel guilty from when I was 5 and we had free-range chickens one of which  had chicks following her around.  I wanted to pick up and cuddle one of the babies.  My mother kept telling me to stop chasing them but I was determined.  In my chase, I accidentally stepped on one.  I'll be 53 on my next birthday and it still haunts me.  "If only I had listened"
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melcervini So accidental and you learned a lesson? Plus walk into a grocery store and I'm sure you can find dozens upon dozens of dead chickens. 

a doctor who examined the baby found that his injuries were not accidental

Not really the same story here. 
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Female 6,605
skypirate Yeah, that was kinda tangenty :D  It didn't put me off eating chicken, just makes me feel like a total asshole that my disobedience and selfishness cost a baby chicken its life.
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Male 9,185
skeeter01 Thanks. It was slightly confusing. So there was a member of child-care staff present? Or did they leave the kids alone and subsequently find the injured infant?
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