12-year-old Louisiana girl held in infant brother’s death


HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) — A 12-year-old Louisiana girl has been arrested following the death of her 6-month-old brother. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says the girl was arrested on Monday.

Paramedics arrived at a home in St. Charles Parish on Sunday to find the infant not breathing and could not revive him.

An autopsy determined the death was a homicide. Champagne isn’t saying how the boy died or how officials came to believe his sister killed him.

The girl was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and is being held in a juvenile detention center.

Children younger than 14 generally cannot be tried as adults in Louisiana. The sheriff is not releasing the name of the victim to avoid identifying his sister.

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