Mom booked in death of baby girl
LAFAYETTE (AP) — Lafayette police have arrested a 20-year-old woman in the January death of her 5-month-old daughter, whose suffocation was initially believed to have happened accidentally.
Cpl. Paul Mouton said officers arrested 20-year-old Raven Senegal of Lafayette in Alexandria Wednesday on a first-degree murder warrant issued Monday in the baby’s death.
On Jan. 29, Senegal told investigators a plastic shopping bag somehow ended up covering the baby’s head earlier that day at the family’s home.
Mouton says the baby stopped breathing and was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Mouton said he couldn’t comment on how investigators believe the bag came to cover the baby’s head, but Senegal is accused of being responsible for the baby’s death.