PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a baby allegedly killed by a 10-year-old Maine girl says she is glad the girl is charged but says the girl's mother is really the one who needs to be held responsible.
The girl's mother was baby sitting 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway of Clinton when the baby died.
Brooklyn's mother, Nicole "Nicki" Greenaway, said she feels "a little bit of relief" that the 10-year-old was charged with manslaughter Thursday. But she says the girl's mother "really needs to be responsible. She's the one I left my daughter with."
Greenaway said her baby had ingested medication and had been suffocated.
The girl is the youngest person to be charged with manslaughter in Maine in at least 25 years. She is due in juvenile court in October.
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