Judge Yet To Decide Fate Of 11-Year-Old Charged With Killing Infant
A Skowhegan judge is still deciding whether an 11-year-old Fairfield girl is fit to stand to trial for manslaughter.The closed-door competency hearing ended just after 11:00 Friday morning.Assistant Attorney General Andrew Benson would not say whether or not the young girl testified at Friday’s hearing. She’s the youngest person to be charged with homicide in Maine in at least 30 years.The girl was charged last summer at age 10 with juvenile manslaughter in the death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, who was staying overnight in the girl’s home in Fairfield. The girl’s mother was babysitting.The judge says the girl’s right to privacy outweighed the public’s right to information about her mental health, so he closed Friday’s hearing to the public and the media. “Obviously we’ve had the testimonial hearing. The judge has listened to the evidence, he’s taken it under advisement. He’s not going to rule today until we’ve submitted written submissions,” Benson said when the hearing ended.Written submissions from the prosecution and defense are expected to be in the judge’s hands by the end of next week.