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2 Charged in Louisiana 1-Year-Old's Blunt Force Trauma Death

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Two people have been arrested in the death of a 1-year-old girl who suffered blunt force injuries and burns last month.

Posted: Apr 6, 2021 3:35 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the death of a 1-year-old girl who suffered blunt force injuries and burns last month. Baton Rouge police say the child’s mother, Christy Fontenot, was booked into jail Monday on charges of cruelty to juveniles and failure to seek assistance. Another suspect, Jonathan Dunn, was charged March 28 with first-degree murder and cruelty to a juvenile. The agency says officers responded to a home March 27, where they found the child unresponsive. The coroner determined she died from blunt force injuries. Arrest documents allege witnesses had seen Fontenot and Dunn abuse the child. It's unclear whether they have attorneys who can comment for them.

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