Police: Suspect charged, murder of 13-month old - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Police: Suspect charged with first degree murder of 13-month old

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© Latasha Solitaire © Latasha Solitaire

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) –Police say they have arrested an Alexandria man for the death of a 13-month old child.

Alexandria police have arrested 26-year-old Donovan D. Matthews and charged him with one count of first degree murder for the death of a child, according to a release from APD.

APD were dispatched to a residence on Sept. 26, around 4:55 p.m. in reference to an unresponsive child. The child was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, according to the release.

Detectives and a Crime Scene unit were called in to assist the investigation.

Thirty-three year old Latasha Solitaire of Alexandria was also taken into custody and charged with one count of obstruction of justice.

An autopsy is pending, as well as, other forensic testing.

The investigation is ongoing. No other details have been released at this time.


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