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cubby

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The girl is still to blame.
I agree she did what she did and she needs some kind of punishment for it, but it's not for me to decide as she is still a 10yo girl.

She may have been the one who actually did it, but the foster parents left her and the baby alone, they should have never done that. They deserves some of the anger, but for that, it might have never happened.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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According to the recently-unsealed complaint, the infant had “bilateral skull fractures and bilateral subdural hematoma.”

“A tread pattern on (the girl’s) shoes appeared to match the patterned bruising on the head of the victim,” the complaint also read.

The little girl admitted that she dropped Jaxon, and according to the complaint, she claimed when the baby hit his head on a stool, she started stomping on his head with her feet. She reportedly said she then put him back in his crib and went outside to play with the other children. She said she urged the other kids to go inside to play and shortly after, the injured baby was discovered.

Authorities interviewed daycare provider Amber Sweeney, who said she put the baby down for a nap at around 3 p.m. that afternoon. She said the 10-year-old and two 6-year-olds who attend the daycare, arrived from school and played outside while the infant slept.

Sweeney admitted that the children, which also included two 2-year-olds, were in and out of the house for “short periods” while the baby slept. She also said she spotted the 10-year-old sitting by herself close to a bay window in the kitchen on the day in question.

The girl’s lawyer, Laurie Sazama Osberg, is asking for a competency hearing. Osberg intends to argue that her client didn’t understand what she was doing when the incident occurred.
https://www.crimeonline.com/2018/12/27/unsealed-docs-little-girl-facing-homicide-charge-left-shoe-patterns-on-babys-head-fractured-his-skull-after-stomping-him-to-death-at-daycare-update/
 

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Im also wondering why - if they knew this little girl was violent, why was she placed in a foster home, that is also a home daycare? You cannot keep your eyes on children every min of every day... and I get there are not enough foster homes out there... BUT I feel like her placement at that home is another failure in this story
 

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The 10-year-old girl charged in the death of an infant in Chippewa County was found not competent to stand trial Tuesday.

The 10-year-old is charged in the October death of 6-month-old Jaxon Hunter.

In Wisconsin, if you are 10-years-old or older and charged with first degree reckless homicide, you must be charged as an adult.

The 10-year-old, who the court refers to as A.F., was walked into the courtroom in handcuffs. During the three hour hearing, A.F. sat calm and colored in a unicorn coloring book.


Attorney for the state, Richard Dufour, called Dr. Deborah Collins to testify via phone during the hearing. Collins is the Director of the Wisconsin Forensic Unit and holds a doctoral degree in child psychology. She testified that after meeting A.F. in February, she believed she suffered from PTSD, disruptive mood and deregulation disorder, as well as adjustment disorder with depression. She said these are the result of repeated exposure to trauma as a child and lack of consistent education. She did testify she didn’t believe A.F. had any intellectual disability. Collins believed A.F. was more likely than not to gain competency with stability, a consistent academic program and lack of trauma.


A.F.’s attorney’s, Laurie Osberg and Michael Steuer called their own psychologist, Dr. Michael Caldwell, who is a senior staff psychologist at Mendota Mental Health Institute. He agreed with many of Collins findings, however, he believed A.F. would not gain competency within a year, calling it ‘extremely unlikely’. Caldwell said A.F. is functioning like a 7-year-old due to her inconsistent education.


Judge James Peterson said it is too early to determine if she is unlikely to gain competency but thought she could within a year. He ordered A.F. to be turned over to the Department of Health Services for a period not to exceed 12 months. DHS will determine where she should get treatment and education. Choices include the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison and the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh.


Judge Peterson ordered a competency review hearing for July 3 at 1:30 p.m.
 

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Im also wondering why - if they knew this little girl was violent, why was she placed in a foster home, that is also a home daycare? You cannot keep your eyes on children every min of every day... and I get there are not enough foster homes out there... BUT I feel like her placement at that home is another failure in this story
So far I have not seen anything solid that says the foster parents knew the child was violent. That has been said but only in speculation of comments. Not by any source that I have seen.

In reality we dont knownthe details of her removal from her bio parents or her placement. We dont know if there were violent signs to be seen.

It is completly possible that she showed no signs of violence and snapped, especially since the child psychologists are saying PTSD. Non violent adults with PTSD have been known to snap, so it's not out of the realm that a child suffering from PTSD would too.

I'm not ready to vilify the foster family just yet, or the system they put her there because in my opinion I just dont have enough information to do so. Every violent person has a first time they were violent. We dont know that this was not hers.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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The state would have had a substantiated case to remove the child and the contract agency would have accessed the child and had at least a basic understanding of the child's pathology.

My problem is that the foster parents put other parents' children at risk. If they were not aware of the child's
issues they should not have allowed her near younger and vulnerable children.

I can tell you that the state and contract agencies (in that state) will be more selective when they are placing children in foster homes where the parents provide daycare in their home.

The child needs help and it should be in an RTF not another foster home.
 

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So far I have not seen anything solid that says the foster parents knew the child was violent. That has been said but only in speculation of comments. Not by any source that I have seen.

In reality we dont knownthe details of her removal from her bio parents or her placement. We dont know if there were violent signs to be seen.

It is completly possible that she showed no signs of violence and snapped, especially since the child psychologists are saying PTSD. Non violent adults with PTSD have been known to snap, so it's not out of the realm that a child suffering from PTSD would too.

I'm not ready to vilify the foster family just yet, or the system they put her there because in my opinion I just dont have enough information to do so. Every violent person has a first time they were violent. We dont know that this was not hers.
I'm doubtful, this was the first outburst ..
 

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