A judge has ruled that news media will not be allowed to record video, take photographs or make audio recordings inside the courtroom during the manslaughter trial of a 10-year-old Fairfield girl accused of killing a Clinton toddler.

Maine District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere ruled Monday that since the charges involve a young juvenile, and that given her age and the seriousness of the charge, cameras and audio recording equipment will not be allowed in the courtroom.

The girl, Kelli Murphy, is charged with killing 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway of Clinton on July 7. The infant was sleeping at Kelli’s mother’s house in Fairfield and the older girl was left in charge of the baby. She is one of the youngest people in Maine history to be charged with manslaughter, which is a felony.

The girl’s initial court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The names of juvenile criminal suspects are typically kept confidential unless they are charged with the equivalent of a felony.

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