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In Houston, a 12 Year old boy has been charged with capital murder of an 11 month old baby. The mother is saying he is innocent, and has changed her story, now the families are going at it:
The family of a 12-year-old charged with capital murder in the death of an 11-month-old baby denied the boy’s guilt Thursday and blamed instead the baby boy’s 7-year-old brother and a family conspiracy orchestrated by their grandmother. At a noon news conference outside the Harris County juvenile courthouse, the 12-year-old’s mother, aunt, attorney, family spokesman and friends stood together to declare that the boy, whom the Chronicle is not naming because he is a juvenile, was being framed by the family tasked with babysitting him.
The boy’s mother, Tawanna Scott, said she was working while the baby’s mother, Shemika Brown, watched Scott’s son, along with her own baby and three sons, ages 4, 5 and 7, at her southeast Houston home on March 12. Ronald Ray, the 12-year-old’s attorney, said the baby’s 7-year-old brother threw the child down the interior stairs of the family’s townhouse or over a second-floor railing. The infant died two days later at Texas Children’s Hospital.
He said one of the 12-year-old’s aunts heard the baby’s brothers say the 7-year-old did it, but were hushed and admonished by the baby’s grandmother. He said the aunt heard the grandmother tell the boys to stick together and blame the 12-year-old.
Mother’s story changed
The 31-year-old mother has said she arrived at the duplex after the baby was injured. Brown first told investigators she was home cooking when she heard the baby cry. However, according to CPS, she told investigators she and Scott had gone out to get something to eat, leaving at least five children alone at the duplex. Scott denied the claim. “We will investigate all relevant evidence in this case, determine its credibility and take the appropriate action,” Harris County District Attorney’s spokesman Donna Hawkins said. Scott said she had visited her 12-year-old son in a Harris County juvenile detention facility and encouraged him to stay upbeat. Asked what she told him, Scott said: “Be strong. Hold on. Keep your head up and read your Bible.”
We hope that the real story is revealed. SMH @ kids nowadays.