Wickliffe Police Chief Randy Ice said at a Monday news conference that the beating death of a 2-month-old girl is one of the most egregious crimes he's seen in his 30 years as a police officer.

Wickliffe Police Chief Randy Ice said at a Monday news conference that the beating death of a 2-month-old girl is one of the most egregious crimes he’s seen in his 30 years as a police officer.

*It was such a disturbing incident that the police officers on the scene will undergo counseling. They arrived at the home of a Cleveland girl and her mother, after the 11-year-old girl had beat a 2-month-old infant to death, The infant was staying overnight with the girl and her mother to give the baby’s mom a break.

Wickliffe police Chief Randy Ice said at a news conference Monday that the 11-year-old, her mother and the baby girl, Zuri Whitehead of Cleveland, were on a couch downstairs when the mother fell asleep at about 3 a.m. Friday. The mother was awakened less than an hour later by her daughter, who was holding the badly injured infant. Ice said the 11-year-old took the infant upstairs. When she returned downstairs, the infant was bleeding and her head was badly swollen, he said.

The mother immediately called 911, Ice said. Zuri was flown to a children’s trauma center in Cleveland, where she died.

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