Authorities in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana arrested a 12-year-old girl who was suspected of murdering her infant brother. The Louisiana girl was taken to a juvenile facility while the investigation is on-going.
On Sunday, paramedics were summoned to the family home in Luling after a medical emergency report. Upon arriving at the house, responders found the six-month-old infant who was unresponsive and not breathing. They tried to revive him to no avail.
Infant may have been struck to death
Due to the suspicious death, officers ordered an autopsy. The medical coroner revealed that the cause of death was a homicide, but the specific details were spared from the public. According to WWL-TV, the infant had been struck, but his death didn’t involve a ‘dangerous weapon.’
A day later, investigators obtained a first-degree murder warrant and arrested the victim’s 12-year-old sister.
She was taken to an undisclosed detention center. If the Louisiana girl was found guilty, she would be confined at a secure facility until her 21st birthday as part of the juvenile life sentence.
In a statement cited in Crime Online, Sheriff Greg Champagne from St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office claimed that since the suspect is a juvenile, they will not be releasing identities to the public.
“This is a horrific and tragic situation. The homicide did not involve the use of dangerous weapon. Due to the sensitivity of both the victim and suspect being juveniles, we are unable to comment any further.”
Family mourning for the fate of the children
The children’s aunt, Nicole Brown, described the victim as ‘perfect.’
“He was perfect. He was a beautiful baby, and she loved her brother. She loved her brother. What happened, happened. I’m sorry that it happened. Nobody can change it.”
Brown, who used to babysit for the family, also appealed to the public and asked them not to judge the children’s mother.
“This is a mother who’s lost two children, not just one. That’s both of her children. People are very, very judgmental. But sometimes, you’ve got to look within. It could be you tomorrow,” Brown added.