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12-Year-Old Louisiana Girl Held in Infant Brother's Death

A 12-year-old Louisiana girl has been arrested following the death of her 6-month-old brother.

Posted: Nov 20, 2020 9:46 AM
Updated: Nov 20, 2020 9:48 AM

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — A 12-year-old Louisiana girl has been arrested following the death of her 6-month-old brother. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says the girl was arrested on Monday. Paramedics arrived at a home in St. Charles Parish on Sunday to find the infant not breathing and could not revive him. An autopsy determined the death was a homicide. Champagne isn't saying how the boy died or how officials came to believe his sister killed him. The girl was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and is being held in a juvenile detention center. Children younger than 14 generally cannot be tried as adults in Louisiana. The sheriff is not releasing the name of the victim to avoid identifying his sister.

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