Maine girl pleads to lesser charges in baby death

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Associated Press

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 21 at 2:03 PM

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine girl who was 10 when she was charged with causing the death of a baby in her mother's care has pleaded guilty to several misdemeanors under an agreement that dropped a manslaughter charge.

A judge accepted the plea deal Wednesday, and the now-12-year-old Fairfield girl pleaded guilty during a closed-door proceeding.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify juveniles accused of crimes. The girl was charged in the July 2012 death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway.

Deputy Attorney General William Stokes says the agreement includes a treatment plan that will be in place at least until the girl turns 18. She remains in the state's care.

It isn't clear what misdemeanors the girl pleaded to. Under state law, misdemeanor charges against a juvenile aren't made public.

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