10-year-old girl detained in infant’s death

Published 8:00 pm Monday, November 5, 2018

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — Authorities said a 10-year-old girl has been detained in the death of an infant in Wisconsin.

Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said the girl is in juvenile custody.

Kowalczyk said the sheriff’s department got a call on Tuesday from a caretaker at a day care in the town of Wheaton. The caller said a 6-month-old male was bleeding from the head and was unresponsive.

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The infant was pronounced dead at a hospital in St. Paul. Kowalczyk said the girl told police she hurt the infant.

The girl appeared in Chippewa County Circuit Court on Monday.