Lincoln Parish mother charged with negligent homicide after infant death

Zakaeria Tatum / LPSO

LINCOLN PARISH, La. (KNOE) - 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.