UPDATE: Mother now charged with First-Degree Murder for infant death in Zachary; coroner releases findings
POSTED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 5:34pm
ZACHARY, LA (NBC33) — UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Coroner has released preliminary findings of how a two-month-old boy was killed yesterday, allegedly by his mother.
The coroner says Prince Jayvion Brown died from blunt force trauma to the head and extremities.
The boy's mother, Sabrina Maiden, was arrested and charged with First-Degree Murder shortly after the body was found. The final autopsy report has not been released yet.
UPDATE: The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has changed the charges for Sabrina Maiden to First-Degree Murder.
A charge of First-Degree Murder includes a purposeful death, which can be premeditated. This means that a person commits an act of murder with the knowledge and purpose of death.
A charge of Second-Degree Murder includes a killing with the intent to do harm, but not to kill This means that a person commits an act of murder by accident, not necessarily by choice.
UPDATE: The name of the mother has been released. Sabrina Maiden was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for Second-Degree Murder.
ORIGINAL STORY: A two month old baby is dead, and his parents are facing charges.
East Baton Rouge deputies say the incident started as an argument last night, Monday, April 9, between 2 month old Javion Brown’s mother and father Willie Brown Junior, 32.
Deputies say the mom left the house with her son after that argument. EBR Deputies got a phone call early Tuesday morning saying Javion is unaccounted for.
Several agencies used foot patrol, dogs, and helicopters to search for the boy.
Javion Brown’s body was found in a ditch across from the house in Zachary.
Deputies say the mother, whos name isn’t being released, is being charged with Second-Degree Murder. Meanwhile, Willie Brown Jr. is facing several drug charges.
NBC33’s Jason Newton is in Zachary tracking the latest developments.
He’ll have much more tonight on NBC33 News at 5:00, 6:30, and 10:00.