Mother charged with Second-Degree Murder for death of infant
POSTED: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:45pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 1:53pm
LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — A mother in Lafayette Parish has been arrested for the death of her 9 month old child. She’s charged with Second-Degree Murder.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the call back on February 2, 2012. They found the child unresponsive at a home on A Begnaud Road. An autopsy was performed on the child and an autopsy revealed that the cause of death was due to toxic drugs.
The corner’s report indicates that the infant injested a lethal level of two adult pain killers: Oxycodone and Oxymorphone.
Interviews were conducted with the family member. As a result, charges were brought against the mother, Christina Menard, 30.
Menard is charged with Second-Degree Murder and is being held at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. She is awaiting bond.
The investigation is ongoing.