- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A 3-month-old girl whose death led to manslaughter charges against a 10-year-old was suffocated, according to previously confidential autopsy findings.

The report on the death of Brooklyn Foss-Greenway in July 2012 tracks with what police told her mother: Brooklyn died from asphyxiation and had traces of medication in her system. She also had bruises on her head.

Brooklyn was staying overnight with the 10-year-old girl’s mother in Fairfield and was sleeping in the room when she stopped breathing, police said. The girl, now 12, was charged with manslaughter, becoming the youngest person to face that charge in at least 30 years in Maine. She admitted this week to lesser charges under a plea agreement.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify juveniles accused of crimes.

The autopsy report, which was obtained by the AP under the Freedom of Access Act upon conclusion of the criminal case, said a small amount of amphetamine and another chemical used in the resuscitation attempt were found in Brooklyn’s bloodstream.

It’s unclear how the amphetamine ended up in the infant’s blood. The amount was far below levels considered to be lethal in adults, according to the report.

Amphetamine is a common component of several medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A report by the Department of Health and Human Services caseworker in August 2012 said the 10-year-old suffered from several conditions including ADHD.

Brooklyn’s mother, Nicole Greenaway, has blamed her daughter’s death on both the youngster and her mother. She didn’t immediately respond to a message Friday.

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