NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB) - The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney announced last week that they will seek the death penalty in the case of Hanna Barker, the mother charged with first-degree murder for the burning death of her 7-month-old son Levi Ellerbe.
Hannah Barker | Photo Source: Natchitoches Police Department
The alleged murder took place in July 2018.
Barker was indicted for first-degree murder, along with her girlfriend, Felicia Smith.
Barker and Smith have both pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charges.
News Channel 5 has not received word yet on whether the DA will seek the death penalty for Smith as well.
Barker's trial date is set for Jan. 13, 2020.
A pre-trial date should be decided within the next week.
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