An eight year old Alabama boy is being charged with murder after beating a one year old girl to death. the children were left at home alone while their mothers went out to party at a nightclub.
One year old, Kelci Devine Lewis was beaten to death after she would not stop crying.
Police said that twenty six year old Katerra Lewis, the mother of the toddler, is being charged with manslaughter.
Authorities said that the eight year old boy was the oldest of six children who were left alone inside of the home on October 11. Police said a witness account of the incident was given to them by a six year old child.
Police reported that Lewis suffered severe head trauma and major damage to her internal organs, she was found dead in her crib.
Activists said that there is grave concern around whether an eight year old has the capacity to understand the proceedings against him.