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

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) - 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 (135 kilometers) east of St. Paul.
 

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