Whoa, this is crazy! Who at 5 years old is even thinking of these kinds of things??? DROWNING a baby because they’re crying too much? That’s quite scary…and whatever triggered that in her could definitely be triggered down the line so I’m not against law enforcement taking action! Read the full details and let me know your opinions as well!
(KTLA) – Police are waiting for a medical examiner’s report on how Jermane Johnson Jr., died, but are investigating the death as a homicide, spokesman Darin Snapp said Thursday.
“I’ve been in law enforcement for 20 years and it’s the youngest suspect I can remember,” Snapp said.
“It’s extremely rare.”
Johnson, 18 months old, was in a Kansas City house on June 3rd with other children, but the 16-year-old relative who was supposed to be looking after them fell asleep, Snapp said.
Investigators learned through interviews that a 5-year-old girl in the house got irritated at the boy, Snapp said.
“She said she got angry because he would not stop crying and she held him under the water in a bathtub until he stopped crying,” Snapp said.
Snapp said a decision on to handle the case will be left up to prosecutors after the medical examiner’s report is released.