Mother defends daughter who dropped her baby brother and stomped on his head leading to his death: 'It was an accident'
The child is now 11 and cannot be identified because of her young age. She was charged with felony first-degree intentional homicide as an adult.
WISCONSIN: The mother of a 10-year-old girl, who allegedly dropped a six-month-old baby and then stomped on his head at a daycare center, has now insisted that her daughter did not mean any harm to the baby.
The child is now 11 and cannot be identified because of her young age. She was charged with felony first-degree intentional homicide as an adult, we had reported earlier. The incident had taken place on October 30, last year, at a daycare in Chippewa Falls.
Prosecutors had shared that the girl dropped the baby boy named Jaxon who began to cry when he hit his head. In order to keep him quiet, the girl then stomped on his head. The baby boy died two days later from his injuries.
According to a doctor who had examined the baby, it seemed that the injuries were not accidental. The girl's mother has now spoken out in her daughter's defense. The mother's name has also not been revealed in order to protect her daughter's identity.
The child is one of the youngest people ever to be charged with such a serious crime. According to the report by Inside Edition, the girl's mother shared, "There is no way it was done in an intentional way."
The mother was also asked whether she remembers anything that her daughter said to her after the incident. She responded saying, "That it was just an accident. And you know what? I believe my daughter!"
The child is being kept at the adult Winnebago Mental Health Institute and is the youngest person there. Her mother had shared that she is an 11-year-old with women who are over 40 years.
A family friend started a GoFundMe page in late August in order to raise money to get the child back home. As of Monday, the page was able to raise $20 toward its $50,000 goal.
According to the police, the girl was alone when the incident occurred. Last November, Jaxon's father, Nate, had spoken out and shared that the girl deserved to be in handcuffs. "As opposed to seeing it as a 10-year-old girl, I saw it as the person who killed my son," he told ABC7.