Girl accused of killing six-month-old infant waives prelim, case moved to juvenile court

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)— A then 10-year-old girl who is accused of dropping a six-month-old and then causing injuries that led to the infant’s death was back in Chippewa County court Friday.

Court documents show the now 11-year-old girl was ruled competent enough to waive her preliminary hearing, which she did in court. The court also ordered the case to be moved to juvenile court.

Prosecutors say the girl was in foster care at a home in Tilden, which also served as an in-home daycare, on October 30th, 2018. That’s where investigators say the girl accidentally dropped the 6-month-old baby boy.

The girl told investigators the boy hit his head on a stool and started crying. At that point the girl panicked causing injuries that resulted in the infant's death.