Report: 10-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Wisconsin in Connection to Death of Baby

Report: 10-Year-Old Charged as Adult in Wisconsin in Connection to Death of Baby Photo: Photo provided with permission from the child's family.

November 05, 2018 04:59 PM

Update: Chippewa County, Wisconsin, will charge the 10-year-old as an adult in the death of a 6-month-old.

In court, prosecutors said the girl dropped the baby, panicked, and then inflicted fatal head trauma. 

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ABC-affiliate WQOW in Eau Claire reports a 10-year-old made an appearance in adult court Monday morning in Chippewa County after police allege the juvenile confessed to harming a 6-month-old who later died.

WQOW reports Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said the department received a 911 call from the town of Wheaton saying a 6-month-old was bleeding from the head and unresponsive. The child was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, then later flown to St. Paul where he died Thursday.


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The residence in Wheaton where the incident reportedly occurred is a licensed daycare, the station reported.

Kowalczyk said the child, who is being held on $50,000 bond, could be moved to juvenile court, but that has not been decided.

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