- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio juvenile court judge is holding a two-day hearing to determine if an 11-year-old girl charged with fatally beating an infant in February is competent to stand trial.

A court administrator says the hearing will be Thursday and Friday in Painesville, east of Cleveland. The girl has been questioned by three psychologists to determine if she understands the charges and can help her attorney during a trial.

The girl has been held in a juvenile detention center since Feb. 6, the day 2-month-old Zuri Whitehead died in surgery. Police say the baby was severely beaten while staying at a Wickliffe home with the girl and her mother, who is friends with the infant’s mother.

The girl can be detained until age 21 if she’s found delinquent at a trial.

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