Homicide

Ohio girl, 11, charged with murder in beating death of baby staying overnight with her mom

This undated family photo provided by Trina Whitehead shows her infant daughter, Zuri Whitehead. An 11-year-old suburban girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of the 2-month-old, who was staying overnight with her and her mother to give the baby's mom a break. (AP Photo/Trina Whitehead) NO SALES

This undated family photo provided by Trina Whitehead shows her infant daughter, Zuri Whitehead. An 11-year-old suburban girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of the 2-month-old, who was staying overnight with her and her mother to give the baby's mom a break. (AP Photo/Trina Whitehead) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

A juvenile judge has ordered that an 11-year-old suburban girl charged with murder in the beating death of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with her and her mother undergo a competency hearing.

Juvenile Judge Karen Lawson also entered a not guilty plea for the girl at a detention hearing on Monday.

Wickliffe police Chief Randy Ice says the 11-year-old, her mother and the baby girl 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.

The baby was flown to a children's trauma center in Cleveland, where she died.

The 11-year-old is being held at the county's juvenile detention center.