A 10-year-old girl was charged Thursday with manslaughter in the death of an infant whose mother said had ingested medication and been suffocated.
The girl, who is not being identified, is the youngest person to be charged with manslaughter in Maine in at least 25 years. The 3-month-old infant, Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway, of Clinton in central Maine, had been left overnight with an adult baby sitter in nearby Fairfield.
The sitter called police early July 8 to report that the infant was not breathing, authorities said. Emergency workers who arrived minutes later reported that child was unresponsive.
The death of any child under age 3 triggers an automatic investigation in Maine, and detectives uncovered some “troubling signs” before the state medical examiner declared the death a homicide, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
The death was declared a homicide Wednesday, but investigators withheld further details on the cause of death.
Brooklyn’s mother, Nicole “Nicki” Greenaway, of Clinton, said the 10-year-old was the sitter’s daughter. Authorities told her the baby had ingested medication to treat attention-deficit disorder and been suffocated, she said, adding that she also saw bruises on her daughter’s body.
“I feel a little bit of relief that they’re charging her daughter at this point, but the mom really needs to be responsible. She’s the one I left my daughter with,” Greenaway said.
The 10-year-old girl was already in the custody of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services when a summons was delivered to her attorney on Thursday, McCausland said.
Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop is coming back but to your home flat screem.
Murphy sat down with Rolling Stone and said,
“I’d do the pilot, show up here and there,” he said. “None of the movie scripts [for another sequel] were right; it was trying to force this premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong.”
According to the story line, character Axel Foley’s song would be the new addition…and talks of the starring role is said to be given to comedian Kevin Hart. Will you be watching?
“American Idol’s” Randy Jackson is officially out as a judge on the show but will remain as a mentor.
Sources says Jackson really isn’t a good mentor but they want to keep him around since is the only original cast member left.
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have signed on to the show and sources say Diddy or Kanye West may be the next to sit in the judges chair.
‘Basketball Wives’ star Evelyn Lozada sat down for her first interview after being head butted by her husband Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson. Ev said most of all she wants him to get help.
“It’s the hardest thing in the world to walk away from someone that you really love,” Lozada told “Nightline” in an exclusive interview. “But you have to walk away because I have to protect myself.”
She said she’s not get back with him and doesn’t want to talk to him.
“I believe he loves me. I believe he needs to get help,” she said. “He’s a good guy that made a bad choice. He loves football and he’s very driven and a great dad. He made a bad choice that destroyed his life, and I hate that I’m connected to that.”
Amy Robach’s exclusive interview with Evelyn Lozada with “Nightline” TONIGHT at 11:35 p.m. ET
Robin Roberts’s early departure from Good Morning America had to do with the health of her mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts.
The 88-year-old died Thursday and GMA George Stephanopoulos announced:
“Robin did make it [home to Mississippi], to say goodbye,” he said.
“Robin’s beautiful and inspiring mother” that was distributed to ABC staff members Thursday night, it was said, “Robin arrived home with her sister Sally Ann forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved Mother in time to see her.”
“It has always been clear where Robin got her strength, faith and spirit. You didn’t need to look far.”
We are on the fence about this song but love the video…what do you think?
K. Michelle did have some things happening with that grill…but she can sing her ass off for real!!