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Mother booked in September death of infant

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 10:25:03-04

LAFOURCHE PARISH — The mother of an infant girl killed in September has been booked in connection with her daughter’s death.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office say Kageionna Butler, 21, of Houma was arrested on Sunday and booked with principal to second degree murder in the death of 11-month-old Zabria Guidry. The child’s father, Jake Guidry, 26, was previously booked with second degree murder in the investigation in September.

Just after 12:15 a.m. on September 28, police say a family member contacted the Houma Police Department to check the child who was with Guidry in Thibodaux at the time.

Houma Police contacted the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and deputies responded to Guidry’s residence on Brule Guillot Road. When deputies arrived, Guidry told deputies he struck his child “too hard,” and the child had died.

Deputies located the body of the deceased child in the rear cargo area of Guidry’s SUV.

Guidry was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux on the charge of Second Degree Murder with bail set at $1 million.

Initially, police say, Butler had told detectives she had no knowledge of what happened to her daughter, but through further investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for her arrest for principal to second degree murder. She was arrested in Terrebonne Parish on October 10, and she was transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex.

She was booked on the aforementioned warrant, and her bail is also set at $1 million.

Due to the nature of this crime, Lafourche deputies say no further details are available at this time.

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