A 12-year-old Maryland boy faces a number of costs, together with first-degree homicide, within the dying of a 2-year-old, in line with the native sheriff’s workplace.

The boy was arrested and brought to the Decrease Japanese Shore Youngsters’s Heart in Salisbury, Maryland, the place he’s being held, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Workplace (WCSO) stated in a press release Tuesday. The teenager can also be charged with second-degree homicide, two counts of assault and reckless endangerment.

A child is accused of killing a young child
A 12-year-old boy has been charged with homicide within the dying of a toddler in Salisbury, Maryland.
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Newsweek I reached out by way of e mail and Fb to the Sheriff’s Workplace Tuesday night time for remark.

WCSO deputies responded to a name in regards to the 2-year-old’s dying Saturday at a residence on Jack Drive in Salisbury, about 30 miles from Ocean Metropolis, the favored seashore city.

Investigators from the Wicomico County Youngster Advocacy Heart have been referred to as in and carried out an investigation, WCSO stated within the assertion, which was additionally shared on Fb. The sheriff’s workplace stated investigators spoke with caregivers “in reference to the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

Whereas WCSO stated the juvenile suspect lives in the identical dwelling because the sufferer, authorities haven’t stated if they’re associated. Further particulars relating to the dying weren’t out there at press time and the Sheriff’s Workplace has not launched details about how the kid died.

Newsweek I additionally reached out to the Wicomico Heart for remark.

Anybody with details about this case is urged to name the Wicomico Heart at 410-713-3900.

It is a creating story and shall be up to date as extra info turns into out there.