ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Two 16-year-olds have been charged with second degree murder for the death of their one-month-old infant daughter, according to the Alexandria Police Department.
Police responded to a report of an unresponsive infant in the 300 block of Cook Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning.
The child was taken to the hospital by ambulance where the infant succumbed to her injuries.
Crime scene personnel and investigators responded and started an investigation. Both minor parents were arrested and charged.
The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office will now decide if the parents will be charged as adults.
Tragedies of this nature are avoidable. If you know of or suspect child abuse or neglect, please report to /LA Department of Children & Family Services Hotline at 1-855-452-5437 (toll free 24/7), or local law enforcement.