10-year-old Wisconsin girl detained in infant's death

- Authorities say a 10-year-old girl has been detained in the death of an infant in northwestern Wisconsin. Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk says the girl is in juvenile custody.

WQOW-TV reports that Kowalczyk said the sheriff's department got a call on Tuesday from a caretaker at a day care in the town of Wheaton. The caller said a 6-month-old male was bleeding from the head and was unresponsive. 

The infant was pronounced dead at a hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kowalczyk said the girl told police she hurt the infant. 

The girl appeared in Chippewa County Circuit Court on Monday. Cash bond was set at $50,000.

Wheaton is about 85 miles east of St. Paul.
 
 

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