Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Justice for “Murdered” Baby Justice

Two-month-old Justice Hull of southern Dallas was intentionally drowned by a 14-year-old, police say. The suspect, identified only as a 14-year-old girl, was charged with capital murder after she drowned Baby Justice shortly before 6 a.m. at an apartment on Westmoreland Road, Dallas police Maj. Robert Sherwin said. Justice’s mom received approval from Child Protective Services to leave her baby in the care of a friend because she had been jailed and needed someone to take care of the infant until her release. But when that friend left for work Monday morning, police say her 14-year-old daughter murdered the infant at the Hickory Trace Apartments in the 8400 block of Westmoreland Road.
“The facts of the case are that a 14-year-old intentionally drowned a two-month-old girl,” Dallas police Maj. Robert Sherwin said. According to police, the teenager called 911 to report the death. Police say they still don't know the motive. To make matters worse, Baby Justice’s mother was jailed because of problems with traffic tickets. The mother found out about the infant’s death by seeing a report on TV from inside the jail. Relatives are now trying to raise hundreds of dollars to get her out so she can attend her baby's funeral, but they have no idea how they will be able to pay for the burial.

As for the 14-year-old suspect, since she is charged with capital murder it will be up to the court system to determine if she should be tried as an adult. However, even if she is convicted she cannot face the death penalty because of her age. She is currently being held at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center.

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