11-Year Old Fairfield Girl’s Competency Trial to be Private
Any legal case that involves kids is a heart breaker. In this case, it is two kids and one died. A hearing to determine the competency of an 11-year-old Fairfield girl accused of manslaughter in the death of an infant last summer will be closed to the press and the public.
According to the Morning Sentinel, the judge ruled that the privacy of the girl outweighs the public’s right to information about the girl’s personal mental health. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning in Skowhegan District Court.
The 11 year old girl is charged in the July 2012 death of a 3-month-old Clinton girl. The infant died during an overnight stay in the home of the 11 year old’s mother. The 11 year old entered a 'no answer' plea to the charge in Skowhegan District Court in October.