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Teen arrested, charged in infant's death

Vincent Earl Cummings, 17 (Source: EBRSO) Vincent Earl Cummings, 17 (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Police have arrested one teen in connection with the death of an infant.

Investigators believe that on Sunday, September 24, 8-month-old Katelynn Carter became unresponsive while in the care of 17-year-old Vincent Earl Cummings. The infant was transported to a local hospital, where she later died.

Detectives observed bruises all over the child's body. The autopsy results determined multiple blunt force traumas to be the cause of death.

Cummings later admitted to investigators that while watching the child, he physically abused her. 

He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile.

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