Girl, 11, charged in baby's 2018 death found competent

Photo source: WEAU-TV Oct. 11 (2019)
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The Chippewa County girl charged with the death of a 6-month-old baby found has been found competent enough to waive her preliminary hearing. The court also ordered the case to be moved to juvenile court.

The girl is now 11-years-old. She was 10-years-old at the time of the baby's death.

Investigators said Jaxon Hunter died when the girl stomped on his head. The girl reportedly told investigators she was holding the baby when she dropped him and he would not stop crying. The baby died Nov. 1, 2018 at a Twin Cities children's hospital.

The incident happened at a licensed home day care near Chippewa Falls.

According to his obituary, “Jaxon was a super happy baby who loved rolling around, swinging his arms and kicking”.

Wisconsin law requires that first-degree homicide charges initially be brought in adult court if the accused is age 10 or older. However, the case could eventually be transferred to juvenile court.

The girl is being held in a juvenile detention center on $50,000.