Palmer Park - Police in a Washington, DC, suburb say a 12-year-old boy is being charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family.
The boy is being charged as a juvenile and his name is not being released. Spokesperson Julie Parker of the Prince George's County, Maryland, police says the boy's father called emergency services on Tuesday night to report the girl was unresponsive.
The man performed CPR on the child, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Parker says an autopsy confirmed the child, identified as Aniyah Batchelor, died of blunt force trauma.
The 12-year-old, who lives in Fort Washington, was charged on Wednesday and made his first appearance in court on Thursday. He is being held at a youth facility.