ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A public defender says a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl is too young to understand the assault charges against her.
The child is accused of attacking another girl at a school playground, and stomping on her head and legs until the child's hip was broken.
A public defender says he'll ask a Juvenile Court judge to dismiss criminal charges against the 10-year-old.
The victim remains hospitalized after last week's attack. She's expected to undergo at least a week of hospital rehabilitation. Her mother says the girl has three pins in her hip to keep the bones in place and may eventually need a hip replacement.
Another girl, age 11, is also facing charges, including aggravated assault.
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