By Alexis Stevens

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An 11-year-old babysitter will be charged in the death of a 2-year-old Fulton County girl, Sandy Springs police said Tuesday.

The girl died over the weekend as the result of a head injury and blunt force trauma, the medical examiner’s officer told the AJC. The case is being investigated as a homicide, Lt. Steve Rose with Sandy Springs police said Tuesday.

The Sandy Springs toddler, whose name has not been released, suffered cranial cerebral trauma and blunt force trauma to her torso and buttocks, said Jon Hager with the medical examiner’s office.

Rose said the injuries occurred at the residence of the babysitter, who is the daughter of a co-worker of the victim’s mother. The mother picked the child up late Saturday night and called 911 upon seeing her child. The child was taken to Scottish Rite Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after midnight.

The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office will determine what charges will be filed and if the babysitter will be charged as an adult or child.

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