Sep 24, 2009 12:31 PM by Jthibodeaux

Mother Charged for Killing Four Month Old Child

On September 23, 2009, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Latonia Marie Lavergne on a warrant issued for the charge of 2nd Degree Murder.  The charge stems from an investigation conducted into the death of Lavergne's four month old child.  On August 14, 2008 the infant was brought to Doctor's Hospital in Opelousas, LA in a non responsive state. The infant was placed on life support and transferred to Children's Hospital in New Orleans, LA.  On August 16, 2008, the infant was determined to have no brain activity and was removed from life support.  An autopsy of the deceased infant showed severe trauma to the brain had been the cause of death for the infant.  In comparing the autopsy results with the testimony provided by Lavergne, discrepencies were noted between the time frame provided by Lavergne and the medical findings. 


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