I would have beat the shyt out that lil girl.
A 12-year-old girl has been arrested inWashington Parish on an attempted first-degree murder charge after authorities said she tried to kill her 8-month-old niece by giving her two doses of liquid prescription medicine over a two-day period. When questioned by authorities, the girl said she was jealous of the attention being given to her infant cousin, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Haley said.
The Sheriff's Office began investigating the incident about five days ago after it received a report of the alleged abuse from the Department of Children and Family Services, Haley said.
The 12-year-old's name is being withheld because she is a juvenile.
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Haley said the 12-year-old was living in a home in a rural part of the parish with her 16-year-old sister and the sister's 8-month-old child, along with other adults.
The 12-year-old told authorities she was jealous of attention being given to the infant, so she decided to kill the infant by giving the baby liquid medication while the baby's mother was bathing, Haley said.
The 12-year-old gave the infant two doses of prescription liquid medication over a two-day period, Haley said.
Adults in the home became concerned because the infant was sleeping for an extended time, Haley said. When they questioned why the baby might be in distress, Haley said the 12-year-old confessed to giving the baby medicine.
The infant was taken to Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton and has since recovered, the Sheriff's Office said.
The 12-year-old was arrested Wednesday (Dec. 18) on an attempted first-degree murder charge, Haley said. She is being held in the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center in Tangipahoa Parish awaiting further disposition from the juvenile court.
"This is a tragic situation which really troubles me," Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal said. "I am so pleased the infant is OK and so concerned that a 12-year-old child must now face the future having to deal with the issues she created for herself."