Man arrested in connection with death of 6-month-old son, police say
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department announced the arrest of a man on Tuesday, June 6, in connection with the death of his six-month-old son.
According to BRPD, Luciano Livious Sr., 25, is charged with second-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile.
The infant was taken to a hospital for an injury on Saturday, June 3, police said. They added the child died from what appeared to be non-accidental trauma on Monday, June 5.
Police said an autopsy was performed, and the death was ruled a homicide.
Detectives said they believe the child died from shaken baby syndrome.
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services released the following statement:
This morning we received information from the coroner about the tragic death of this 6-month-old infant. The information confirmed the child died of abuse and neglect, making it possible for DCFS to release certain information under the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
As a department, it is our desire to provide information that we are allowed to provide, while maintaining the respect and dignity of those involved and those who confidentially report suspected child abuse and/or neglect.
DCFS was saddened to learn of the death of this infant. This case was initially reported to DCFS on June 3, 2023, as a life-threatening injury. Prior to this date, the family had no child welfare involvement with DCFS.
The investigation is ongoing.
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