Lincoln Parish mother charged with negligent homicide after infant death
Authorities say a mother in Lincoln Parish has been charged with the death of her 2-month-old child.
According to the Grambling Police Dept., 19-year-old Zakaeria Tatum was arrested on Feb. 12 in connection with the death of her child in Oct. 2019.
Police say they received a call on Oct. 8 about an unresponsive child. They say the mother claimed she awoke to find the child unresponsive in a crib.
Police say she later changed her story and said she rolled over on the child while sleeping.
Tatum was booked into the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office on a charge of negligent homicide. Bond was set at $20,000.