- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - A 17-year-old girl has been charged in the death of a 6-week-old baby in Independence.

Jackson County prosecutors said in a news release Tuesday that the suspect has been charged with second-degree murder.

According to authorities, officers responded to a report of an infant who was not breathing at a residence on Sept. 16. Police say the baby was found unresponsive on the dining room table. Prosecutors say the suspect placed her hand over the baby’s mouth until it died.

A bond of $100,000 has been requested by prosecutors.

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