Acadia

May 1, 2012 6:45 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Rayne mother indicted in children's deaths

The Rayne mother whose children burned to death in a fire has been indicted. An Acadia Parish Grand Jury indicted 26-year-old Shaqueta McDade on four counts of second degree murder.

Her children were left home alone while she was at a bar in Church Point, according to Rayne Police. McDade's oldest child, an 10-year-old boy was not home, but Jamari Mcdade, 8, Amous Mouton Jr., 7, Lashay Mcdade, 5, and Brian Steiner, 2, were home when the fire broke out. Acadia Parish Coroner Dr. Mark Dawson determined they died from smoke inhalation.

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