MARIETTA, Ga. July 8 2009– Cobb County police said they have arrested a 12-year-old boy on a murder charge in the death of his 5-week-old cousin.
Cobb County Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said Tuesday that officers found the infant unresponsive in a car parked outside a Target store in Marietta Saturday evening.
They said the infant’s mother had left her inside the car with the 12-year-old, and that she returned and found the baby was not breathing and called police.
“When she came out she discovered that her child was unresponsive. She immediatedly dialed 911 from the car location,” said Pierce.
Paramedics rushed the baby to a hospital. She was pronounced dead Sunday. Pierce says an autopsy shows the infant died of blunt force trauma to the head.
He says police have charged the 12-year-old boy with felony murder and cruelty to children. He is being held at the Cobb County Juvenile Detention Center.