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Twelve Year Old Boy Charged in Death of Georgia Infant

By Stephanie F. Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In a bizarre twist on leaving children in cars, a 12 year old boy has been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the death of his five week old cousin. The baby was left in a car by the mother at a store in Cobb County, Georgia. The 12 year old boy was apparently left in the car to watch the baby. When the mother came out, the baby was not breathing. The baby was taken to the hospital but died the following day.

An autopsy of the baby showed that the baby died of blunt force trauma to the head. The 12 year old boy, who resides in Tampa, Florida, was being held in the Cobb County Juvenile Detention Center. Investigators had no plans to charge the mother of the baby.