Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway Image from WLBZ
A ten-year-old girl in Maine is going to be charged with manslaughter after a 3-month-old dies in her care allegedly. The charges spark the question how young is too young for a child to be held accountable for their actions, or lack of actions?
Three-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, died in July while in the care of the babysitter after a call was made about the baby not breathing.
The state medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide on Wednesday, WLBZ reported.
The ten-year-old who has been charged is currently in the care of Department of Health and Human Services in Maine. The girl is the youngest person to be charged with manslaughter in the state of Maine in the last 25 years.
It is not clear at this time whether the girl will be charged as an adult or juvenile.
The mother of the three-month-old says the ten-year-old knows the difference between right and wrong.