Girl, 12, is arrested for ‘murdering her six-month-old brother’ A 12-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in New Orleans in connection to the death of her six-month-old brother, police revealed Thursday.

casino piu bello d'italia Officers from the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department were summoned to a home in West Bank on Sunday, November 15, to reports that a six-month-old baby was not breathing.

casino royal italien Aue Life-saving measures were performed on the infant but they were ultimately unsuccessful. The young boy was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards. A subsequent autopsy later ruled the infant’s death a homicide, Sheriff Greg Champagne said in a news release.

Following an in-depth and ‘still ongoing’ investigation, Champagne said sufficient evidence was obtain by investigators to arrest the deceased infant’s 12-year-old sister for murder. The girl was taken into custody the following day, on Monday.

The incident was first announced by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office on Facebook on Thursday. Officers said they waited three days to reveal details of the case to protect the integrity of their investigation

Officers responded Sunday to a home in West Bank (West Bank Bridge Park above) to reports that a six-month old baby wasn’t breathing. Their 12-year-old sibling was arrested for murder the next day

Sheriff Greg Champagne declined to comment to on the cause of the child’s death. He did however clarify it did ‘not involve the use of a deadly weapon’

In a statement to, Champagne characterized the incident as a ‘tragic situation’, but declined to comment on the infant’s cause of death, noting only that the homicide ‘did not involve the use of a dangerous weapon’.

‘Due to sensitivity of both the victim and suspect being juveniles, we are unable to comment any further,’ he continued. ‘We have been in constant contact with the 29th Judicial District Attorney’s Office throughout the course of this investigation.’

The Sheriff’s Office declined to name the victim, citing concerns about inadvertently identifying the juvenile suspect and their family.

Champagne also declined to reveal what specifically led investigators to believe that the 12-year-old girl was responsible for the infant’s death.

The identify of the victim has not been released by police, citing concern doing so would identify the suspect and their family (file photo above)

Investigators obtained a warrant for her arrest on Monday and she was taken into custody later the same day.

The sheriff’s office waited three days to release information about the homicide because their investigation was still underway, department spokesperson Cpl. James Grimaldi told

Investigators also wanted to make sure necessary notifications had been made to relatives, the court system and the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office because of the sensitivity surrounding the young victim and suspect, he said.

As of Thursday, the 12-year-old girl is being held at an unnamed juvenile detention facility pending further court proceedings.

No further information is currently available in the case.


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