New: Why intentional homicide charge was filed in infant murder case

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Chippewa County (WQOW) – We now know why prosecutors have upped the charges against a young girl accused of killing a baby in Chippewa County.

The girl, whom News 18 is not naming, was originally charged with reckless homicide.

She now faces a count of first degree intentional homicide in connection to the death last October of 6-month-old Jaxon Hunter. She was just 10 years old at the time.

According to an amended criminal complaint, the final autopsy report concluded there were at least seven distinct impact injuries to the baby’s head.

The autopsy found at least one of them, and possibly more, was a direct match to the shoes the girl was wearing at the time.

In a past interview, the girl said she knew more than one strike would kill Hunter.

Based on the final autopsy report, prosecutors determined it’s clear she knew her actions would kill him.

Earlier this year, a judge found the girl not competent to stand trial. A review hearing is set for September 4.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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