POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 3:16pm
Lafayette, La (NBC33) — The Lafayette Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the death of a three-year-old boy.
Deputies were called to a home on Kaliste Saloom Road yesterday morning where they found Julian Madera in “grave conditon.”
Deputies say Julian was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The death has been ruled a homicide, but investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how he died.
The little boy's mother, Laura Smith, has been charged with Principle to First Degree Murder.
Her boyfriend, Landon Broussard, has been charged with first degree murder.
Broussard was the one taking care of Julian yesterday morning. He said a heavy door fell on Julian, knocking him unconscious.
Authorities say they did find a door off of the hinges, but they say the little boy's injuries are not consistent with that story.
Julian Madera would have been four in January.