Officials with the Breaux Bridge Police Department have announced today that they have arrested a baby's mother in connection with the infant's death.

Breaux Bridge Assistant Police Chief Terry Latiolais says officers have arrested 28-year-old Dominique Hoard for Negligent Homicide after her four-month old child died Sunday morning.

Right after midnight Sunday, first responders were called out after a call came in that something was wrong with the child.

The infant was taken to a hospital, and officials pronounced the child dead not long after.

In addition to being charged with Negligent Homicide, Howard was also arrested on charges of Illegal Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Juvenile and Possession of Schedule I Narcotics which Latiolais says has been identified as marijuana.


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