The infant, three-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway died July 8 after being left in the care of a babysitter in Fairfield, about 6 miles from Clinton. The 10 year old girl is according to Nicole Greenaway, the baby’s mother, the daughter of the babysitter.
The girl, whose name has not been released, is in custody of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. According to the mother of the infant, Nicole Greenaway, a toxicology report stated a medication was found in her infant’s system which was the very same medication taken by the 10-year-old girl.
‘She [also] suffocated her by putting her hands over her face,’ Greenaway said Thursday night. ‘There are bruises all over her face.’ Greenaway said. Either way, this is yet once more a sad case of a what really ends up being a ‘double’ homicide.
A 3 month old baby is dead and a 10 year old has her future taken away from her by spending her life behind bars as a murderer. What exactly transpired on July 8th is still a mystery except that the baby was left in the care of an adult.
Yet that adult failed to provide a safe environment for the infant. Worse yet, the babysitter, allowed her 10 year old daughter to ‘kill’ the infant thereby destroying her own life. The 10 year old did wrong, very wrong. Yet somehow I can’t help but feel that the girl’s mother is guilty as well.
Although the exact details of the case haven’t been revealed, the mother of the 10 year old must have somehow left her daughter with the infant unattended. It the only reasonable explanation of how a 10 year old girl could possibly kill a 3 month old baby.
Therefore I believe that the girl’s mother should be held accountable as well for the infant’s death. But even if the girl’s mother was present, she should still be held accountable for what her 10 year old daughter did.
She was hired by the baby’s mother to take care of her child and see to it that the baby was looked after at all times. I’d like to believe that when I take my baby to a babysitter, my baby returns home with me later that day safe and sound, breathing and alive.
Therefore, the babysitter is in my view, as guilty as her 10 year old daughter, if not more, for the unfortunate death of an innocent 3 month old baby and like her daughter she too should receive just punishment. What hasn’t been made clear however in this case, is if the 10 year old was actually the babysitter.
If so, then the mother of the infant should be held accountable for entrusting her baby with a mere child thereby putting the infant’s life in danger; even if the baby would have been unharmed; which sadly was not the case.