If convicted, the child would spend 25 years in prison. Authorities in Maine don't know who the youngest person to be charged with a homicide is, but said that it has been quite a while since someone so young has been involved in such a crime in Maine.
The mother of the victim claims that while she is glad the child is being charged, she also feels that the child's mother needs to be arrested because that woman was baby sitting the victim when the infant was killed.
Recent similar cases include a January case in which 10 year old was arrested for stabbing to death a 12 year old friend in El Cajon, California, and in 2001 a Florida boy was convicted of killing a 6 year old playmate.
Should these kids be charged as adults???