December 21, 2013 at 1:55 AM CST - Updated July 25 at 1:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a 12-year-old girl has been charged in Washington Parish with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly trying to kill her 8-month-old niece.
Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Haley tells The Times-Picayune that (http://bit.ly/1cijsAn ) that the girl gave the baby two doses of liquid prescription medicine over a two-day period.
Haley says the 12-year-old told authorities she was jealous of the attention being given to the infant.
The Sheriff's Office began investigating the incident about five days ago after it received a report of the alleged abuse from the Department of Children and Family Services.
The 12-year-old's name is being withheld because she is a juvenile.
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