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Mother indicted in death of her baby

Posted at 2:04 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 15:08:56-04

A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted a local woman in connection with the death of her five-month-old baby.

Jeanette Monay, 26, was indicted on one count negligent homicide and three counts child desertion.

Monay was arrested earlier this month after her baby died at a local hospital.

Police allege that Jeanette Levy left her five-month-old twins, her two-year-old and her four-year-old alone in their Hebert Road home while she went to “run errands.”

The five-month-old was rushed to the hospital later that day and pronounced dead, police say.