Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic


She had dropped the baby who had started to cry, and in a panic the the girl stamped on the infant's head until he stopped, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, quoting Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk of Chippewa County Sheriff's Office.

Nine-year-old Jayna Kelley, 10-year-old Autum Helgeson, 10-year-old Haylee Hickle, and her mother, 32-year-old Sara Jo Schneider, were all killed in the tragedy. Schneider and her daughter lived in the town of Lafayette.

The incident happened in the same county where three Girl Scouts were killed by a truck driver over the weekend.

Defence attorney Kirby Harless asked for a smaller bond, saying there was no reason to believe the girl wouldn't appear for future court proceedings.

According to Newell, police responded to an emergency call on the afternoon of October 30. First responders found an unresponsive baby bleeding from his head. Police told Fox News, "The truck failed to stop and render aid, but instead left the scene of the crash". She was with her biological parents, the paper reported, but she had been removed from their home in September and placed in the foster home. Judy Schneider said her 6-year-old grandson doesn't understand that they're gone.

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Colten Treu, 21, of Chippewa Falls is charged with four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle while having a prior intoxicant-related conviction, four counts of hit-and-run resulting in death, one count of hit-and-run resulting in great bodily harm, one count of felony bail jumping and one count of intentional abuse of a hazardous substance.

Police said four children and an adult, who were questioned pointed accusing fingers at the 10-year-old girl.

On Saturday November 3, 2018, at about 11:41am Chippewa Fire District and the Village of Lake Hallie Police responded to CTH-P north of CTH-OO in the Village of Lake Hallie, Chippewa County, Wisconsin for a traffic crash.

Police say the fourth-graders and a mother were collecting trash in Lake Hallie Saturday morning when they were struck by the truck. Police say that both told them they were huffing before the accident.