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12-year-old Louisiana girl arrested for first-degree murder of 6-month old brother

St. Charles Parish, La. Sheriff's Office
St. Charles Parish, La. Sheriff's Office(Source: WVUE)
Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM CST
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St. Charles Parish, La. (WVUE) - A12-year-old Luling girl remains in custody after deputies say she murdered her six month old brother.

It happened Sunday afternoon inside a home on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish.

Police arrested the 12-year-old girl the day after her six month old brother was found dead and the community is in shock.

“This was a tragic event and it’s affecting our whole family,” said the aunt of the victims, and the arrested girl. They will not be identified to protect the 12-year old’s identity.

Shock and disbelief struck the community in Luling after St. Charles parish deputies were called to a residence to respond to a six-month-old boy who was not breathing.

Authorities tried to revive the infant but could not. One family member is heartbroken.

“He was perfect he was a beautiful baby and she loved her brother,” the aunt said.

The sheriff’s department released few details about the homicide other than to say a dangerous weapon was ‘not’ involved.

“This is one of the most difficult situations. This is a horrific and tragic incident,” said St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

The 12-year-old female sibling was arrested after an autopsy found her six month old baby brother died from a homicide.

Authorities booked the girl with first-degree murder, a charge which could see her remain in jail until she reaches adulthood.

“If convicted the 12-year-old will be sentenced up to her 21st birthday and what they call a secure environment,” said Fox 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti.

The family says the loss is unthinkable.

“This is a mother who lost two children not just one. Both of our children. People are judgemental but It could be you tomorrow,” the aunt said.

The 12-year-old girl is being held without bond as the sheriffs’ investigation continues into exactly what led up to the death of her six month old brother.

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Original Story: https://www.fox8live.com/2020/11/19/year-old-luling-girl-arrested-st-degree-murder-month-old-brother/