Little Girl Charged for Allegedly Beating Brother

Little Girl Charged for Allegedly Beating Brother

( – Siblings fight. It’s a natural part of growing up, but when the fighting turns into violence, as it did in a recent Alabama case, it can have disastrous consequences. A 9-year-old girl is now facing charges of assault in a horrifying case that saw her caretaker arrested as well.

On Thursday, February 3, Mobile police responded to a call at a residence where they found an unresponsive 4-year-old boy who was later pronounced dead at the scene. Yolanda Coale, 53, the children’s aunt and caretaker, woke up to screams and reportedly saw his 9-year-old sister beating him with a broomstick. Police arrested Coale for aggravated child abuse a day after the incident, according to records.

An examination of the boy showed evidence of previous injuries, leading officials to believe he was a chronic victim of abuse, but authorities did not elaborate on the evidence.

The Mobile District Attorney’s Office charged the girl with assault, but not the boy’s death. Authorities have yet to release information about the child’s death. However, the complaint indicated the girl knowingly subjected her brother to torture and abuse.

There’s still an active investigation into the incident. Coale appeared in court on Wednesday, February 9, and pleaded not guilty. She remains in jail on a $150,000 bond pending a preliminary court date on March 2.

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