Court date set for babysitter indicted in death of baby girl - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Court date set for babysitter indicted in death of baby girl

Brenda J. Pratt (Source: Mansfield Police) Brenda J. Pratt (Source: Mansfield Police)
MANSFIELD, OH (WOIO) - A woman behind bars, accused in the death of a 12-week-old baby girl, will be arraigned in court Tuesday.

The Richland County Grand Jury indicted 61-year-old Brenda J. Pratt for murder.

Police say they were called on January 21 by Akron Children's Hospital and told the hospital was treating a ten-week-old baby girl for significant injuries.

Investigators learned that Pratt was caring for the little girl, who died two weeks after being admitted into the hospital.

"This is a very sad case in the face of the other child victims in recent weeks." said Lt. Rob Skropits, "People should be aware that it is easier to set a child down and walk away if the stress is too great."

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