A disturbing story has come out of Ohio today as the story of the youngest person in the state to ever be tried for murder has emerged.
Reportedly, an 11-year-old girl was charged with beating a 2-month old infant to death as the girl’s mother was sleeping on the couch.
The girl’s mother was minding the baby for her friend, to give her a break – and then the unthinkable happened.
The 2-month old, Zuri Whitehead, was with the 11-year-old girl and her mother on the couch in the downstairs living room, before the mother feel asleep.
Police say the 11-year-old then took the baby upstairs and beat her repeatedly in the other room.
When the mother awoke, she saw her daughter holding the infant, who was bleeding and had a swollen head. She called 911 right away and the infant was flown to a hospital in Cleveland – but unfortunately she died during surgery.
Zuri’s mother, Trina Whitehead has reportedly been friends with the 11-year-old girl’s mother for a number of years, and as a mother of three other children herself, assumed she was getting a night of well deserved rest by letting her friend take care of her baby for the night.
The 11-year old girl is currently being held without bond and is said to be undergoing mental evaluations as a result of her actions.
According to police, she didn’t show remorse at her hearing, but it is said that she still may not understand the gravity of what she’s done.
The girl’s mother had not been charged at this time.