Officials in Wisconsin released more details in the death of a 6-month-old child at a daycare in November. A 10-year-old girl is named as the suspect in the case.
A doctor who examined Jaxon Hunter, the infant, hours after the incident diagnosed him with “bilateral skull fractures and bilateral subdural hematoma,” according to a criminal complaint against the girl, reported the Leader-Telegram.
Meanwhile, there was a pattern of bruising on the boy’s head and a “tread pattern on (the girl’s) shoes appeared to match the patterned bruising on the head of the victim,” the doctor also stated.
The incident took place Oct. 30 in Tilden, located near Chippewa Falls. Jaxon died just a few days later a hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Wisconsin’s Department of Justice filed the criminal complaint on Dec. 4, but it was sealed by Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson. Another judge was assigned to the case, and he ordered the file to be released to the public.
A doctor told police that the “force required (to cause the injuries) could be generated by a 10-year-old girl.” The doctor also claimed that “the manner of death was homicidal action,” the paper reported.
The criminal complaint stated that the girl admitted she dropped the infant and the boy hit his head. When he began to cry, she attacked the boy before placing him in his crib before going outside to play with other children at the daycare. She also told other children they should head inside.
An ambulance was called once the boy was discovered, the report said.
The unsealed complaint redacted the girl’s name, date of birth, and address, according to the paper.
In November, Jaxson’s father, Nate Liedl, described the unnamed 10-year-old girl as a “criminal” who should be “in shackles.”
“As opposed to seeing it as a 10-year-old girl, I saw it as the person who killed my son. And she, in my opinion, deserved to be in shackles or handcuffs. She’s a criminal,” Liedl told 6ABC. He saw the girl after he appeared in an adult court to watch a judge set the girl’s bond at $50,000, Fox News reported.
“I had sent a couple messages out to family to let them know that Jaxon’s not going to make it. I remember, I broke down out there pretty bad. Yeah, it really hit hard,” Liedl told 6ABC about the incident.
Liedl said Jaxon was “happy” and had “smiles all the time,” the news outlet reported, which added he was embroiled in a custody battle with the boy’s mother.
“Missing out on those first three months was hard enough. And then, to be granted only eight hours after that, I feel like they essentially robbed me of time with Jaxon,” he added. “Now I’m not going to be able to get any of it back. If it helps one father get more time with their child, then that’s good.”
According to prior reports, the girl is currently being tried in adult court, according to Wisconsin state law, but the court might later change it to juvenile court.