LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Lafayette police have arrested an 18-year-old after suspicious circumstances were reported regarding an infant's injuries.

On Friday, September 1, the Lafayette Police Department was called to a local hospital, where an 18-month-old male was being cared for after sustaining serious, but suspicious, injuries. LPD investigated and determined that the injuries happened in the care of 18-year-old Alayjah Kennedy of Lafayette, Louisiana. Kennedy was arrested.

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On Tuesday, September 5, the child succumbed to his injuries, and Kennedy has been charged with one count of First Degree Murder.

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