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St. Charles 12-year-old girl arrested, accused of killing 6-month old brother, sheriff says

November 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The St. Charles Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide involving a 12-year-old accused of killing an infant sibling.

FIRST, IN SAINT CHARLES PARISH, A 12-YEAR-OLD IS FACING FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGES AFTER DEPUTIES SAY SHE KILLED HER 6-MONTH-OLD SIBLING.

AFTER AN AUTOPSY, THE BABY’S DEATH WAS RULED A HOMICIDE AND THE 12-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED.

SAINT CHARLES PARISH SHERIFF GREG CHAMPAGNE RELEASED A STATEMENT, SAYING IN PART THIS IS A HORRIFIC AND TRAGIC SITUATION; HOWEVER, DUE TO SENSITIVITY TO BOTH THE VICTIMS AND SUSPECT BEING JUVENILES, WE ARE UNABLE TO COMMENT ANY FURTHER.

St. Charles 12-year-old girl arrested, accused of killing 6-month old brother, sheriff says

The St. Charles Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide involving a 12-year-old girl accused of killing her baby brother.

Sheriff Greg Champagne said the department received a medical emergency call on the Westbank in reference to a 6-month-old boy not breathing.

During an autopsy, the death of the infant was ruled a homicide, Champagne said.

On Monday, Champagne said the 12-year-old sister of the deceased infant was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

The 12-year-old was taken to a juvenile housing facility pending further court proceedings, according to the sheriff.

We have been in constant contact with the 29thJudicial District Attorney’s Office throughout the course of this investigation," Champagne said.

—The St. Charles Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide involving a 12-year-old girl accused of killing her baby brother.

Sheriff Greg Champagne said the department received a medical emergency call on the Westbank in reference to a 6-month-old boy not breathing.

During an autopsy, the death of the infant was ruled a homicide, Champagne said.

On Monday, Champagne said the 12-year-old sister of the deceased infant was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

The 12-year-old was taken to a juvenile housing facility pending further court proceedings, according to the sheriff.

We have been in constant contact with the 29thJudicial District Attorney’s Office throughout the course of this investigation," Champagne said.

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