An 8-year-old boy from Birmingham, Alabama is charged with murder in the beating death of a toddler girl left in his care.
The 1-year-old girl was "viciously" beaten to death. She suffered severe head trauma and major damage to her internal organs. The children were left home alone as their mothers went to a nightclub.
"This is by far one of the saddest cases that I have witnessed and been a part of since i became a police officer," Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards said at a news conference.