Girl 5 Drowns Her Brother

I just don’t know what to say about this. This is a very sad story. Should the child be punished or the parents who were negligent? Read for yourself and then comment.

A five-year-old girl dragged a toddler to a bathtub and drowned him because he made too much noise and cried too much, according to police.

It was at first thought that the death of 18-month-old Jermane Johnson Jr was an accidental drowning at a relative’s home in Kansas.

But after social workers questioned the girl who was in the house with him, she told them that she didn’t like the toddler because he ‘made too much noise’, and ‘cried too much’, police said.

She then indicated that she drowned him on purpose, police said.

Kansas City police and local juvenile court officials said they could not remember ever investigating such a serious case involving such a young suspect.

The children had been left in the house in the care of a 16-year-old girl, who reportedly has mental disabilities, on Friday when the adult in the house went to pick up a relative from the bus stop.

It was then the five-year-old is said to have dragged him to the bath tub, which had not been drained.

Jermane lived in the St. Louis area but was being cared for by relatives in the 2600 block of Elmwood Avenue in Kansas City. He had been staying at the house for several weeks, police said.

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