Category: RTM News Reel Published on Sunday, 08 July 2012 09:00 Written by News One
A 12-year-old boy allegedly beat to death 2-year-old Aniyah Batchelor (pictured center with older sister and Mother), who was a foster child that had been staying at his Fort Washington, Md., home. The youth is being charged with murder for the June 3 killing, reports ABC 7.
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The unidentified boy, who is the biological child of Batchelorâ€™s hosting family, had been in the care of his 15-year-old sister at the time of the assault. No adults were home at the time of the killing.
The boyâ€™s father, who was guided by a 911 dispatcher, did attempt to perform CPR on Batchelor, but when she was rushed to a nearby hospital, doctors pronounced the small child dead.
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Police investigators have not come up with a motive for the excessive beating, but they have listed the toddlerâ€™s cause of death as blunt force trauma.
There are no police records of having previously been summoned to the boyâ€™s home on any emergency calls. The youth, who has no police record, will be tried as a juvenile. Although the boy is two years short of being tried for his alleged crime as an adult, the decision can be overturned in a court of law.
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