The life of a 2-month-old girl has sadly been taken away by the hands of another child. Zuri Whitehead was brutally beaten to death while she was being babysat by a trusted family friend. So tragic.
Zuri Whitehead, 2 months, was killed on Feb. 6 in Wickliffe, Ohio, while being babysat by her mother’s best friend. The infant was beaten to death by the babysitter’s 11-year-old daughter while the mom, 39, slept on the couch.
Infant Beaten To Death By Another Child
This is truly awful.
The suspect, whose identity can’t be disclosed, was on a couch with her 39-year-old mother, who was babysitting Zuri. The suspect’s mother then fell asleep, leaving the infant in the hands of the pre-teen, according to Daily Mail.
It only took an hour for the suspect to allegedly bring the baby, whom she had asked her mom to have sleepover, upstairs and physically abuse her. After the horrendous beating, the accused suspect woke her mother up while holding the unconscious baby.
It was then that the 39-year-old saw that Zuri was bloody and barely breathing. She called 911 and the infant was rushed to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.
Sadly, the infant died during surgery.
A Mother’s Night Off Turns Into A Nightmare
The victim’s mother, Trina Whitehead, was called earlier that night by the suspect’s mom, (her best friend), and was offered a night off. Trina was told that her best friend’s 11-year-old daughter asked for Zuri to sleepover.
Of course, this poor mother trusted the woman, and graciously took her up on the offer. Trina told the Associated Press, “I definitely trusted her… I never thought my baby would be put in some type of harm.”
She said her other two daughters have previously stayed the night at the friend’s home before without any reported problems.
The 11-year-old has been charged with murder and is currently being held in a juvenile detention center. She has been ordered to receive a psychiatric evaluation.
Our thoughts go out to Zuri’s family and friends during this horrible time.
— Brittany King