Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Two arrests have been made in connection with the death of a 3-year-old Lafayette boy.
Police were called to 3706 Kaliste Saloom Road earlier after receiving a report of a beaten and unresponsive 3-year-old boy. First responders conducted CPR on the child, but he was pronounced dead shortly after being brought to Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
The boy’s 21-year-old mother Laura Smith, of Lafayette was arrested, however charges currently pending against her.
Smith’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Landon Broussard of Lafayette has been charged with first degree murder and is accused of beating the child over a period of time, including an injury that may have caused his death late last night or early this morning.
Neither Smith or Broussard have officially been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center as of publication.
We will have more details as they develop, including Broussard’s jaded past with the law.