Two people were arrested after a 1-year-old was found unconscious at home in Lafayette Parish.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called to an unresponsive child at around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at a house on the 100 block of Willie Mae Lane, near Johnston Street south of West Broussard Road.
When they arrived, officers found the 1-year-old boy, department spokesman Valerie Ponseti said in a release. The child was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.
The boy died of drowning, according to a preliminary report from the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. A mode of death is pending.
Dillon Cormier, 29, and Deziree Suttoon, 23, were charged with second-degree murder and cruelty to minors.
The investigation is underway.
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