10 Year Old to Appear in Court in October on Manslaughter Charges
It’s news that has shocked Mainers. A 10 year-old girl charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a three month-old baby from Clinton.Authorities say she is the youngest person to be charged with manslaughter in Maine in at least the past 25 years.Police say the mother of Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway left her baby in the care of friend and co-worker, 30 year-old Amanda Huard of Fairfield, July 7th.Huard called 911 later that night to report the child was not breathing and unresponsive.Brooklyn later died at a local hospital.For now, the case is proceeding against the ten year old, but the baby’s mother wants more done.”She neglected my daughter. She allowed abuse to my daughter. She never went and checked on her. I was told that she had been crying quite a bit which was unusual, but still never went to check on her. Those are the biggest questions are why? Why would any person not check on a 3 month old if they’re crying?” “Obviously I’m not going to speculate about who exactly will be charged in connection with the case, but, I can tell you my office is reviewing all the evidence in the case to determine if any other charges are appropriate.”Greenaway says the 10 year-old is Amanda Huard’s daughter, and authorities told her Brooklyn had been suffocated, had bruises on her body and had ingested medication used to treat Attention-Deficit Disorder.Police are not releasing the name the 10-year-old — she’s in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.She’s expected to appear in juvenile court in October.In Maine, the juvenile justice system is geared toward rehabilitation. The maximum punishment for a child is incarceration until age 21.