Girl, 11, Charged in Death of Toddler in Her Care

Authorities in Maryland say an 11-year-old girl is facing criminal charges related to the death of a young boy she had been babysitting last week.

Paxton Davis’ mother left the 1-year-old old in the care of a family on Saturday.  An adult woman allegedly left the following morning and put her daughter in charge of caring for the boy. Davis was reportedly found seriously injured when the family returned home. He was transported to an area hospital and died several days later. In an interview with police, the 11-year-old girl reportedly confessed to beating the boy. 

The girl was arrested on suspicion of first-degree child abuse resulting in death. She was booked into a juvenile detention facility.

Source: Police: 11-year-old girl charged in death of 1-year-old boy in Maryland | WJAC

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