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US boy, eight, charged with beating one-year-old to death

An eight-year-old Alabama boy has been charged with murder by beating a one-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone.

And 26-year-Katerra Lewis is also charged with manslaughter in the death of her daughter, one-year-old Kelcia Lewis, Birmingham police said.

Several children aged two to eight were left home alone while Katerra Lewis and a friend went to a nightclub last month.

The girl began crying while the children were alone, and the boy attacked her causing severe head trauma and major damage to her internal organs, police said. The two weren't related.

Lewis has posted 15,000 dollars (£9,900) bond, and the boy is in state custody.

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