1-year-old baby dies from head trauma. Foster parents charged with her murder: police

year old baby dies from head trauma foster parents charged with her murder
Source: Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office

Sep. 22 2021, Published 11:50 a.m. ET

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A 1-year-old died after suffering from head trauma in Louisiana and now police say her foster parents have been charged in connection to her murder.

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On Sept. 12, the baby was suffering from head trauma and was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by her foster parents, according to authorities.

On Sept. 19, officials said the baby girl was pronounced brain dead.

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During interviews, police said the foster parents gave multiple inconsistent stories about what had happened to the baby. But, officials have not said how the child sustained the injuries.

An autopsy was done on the baby and it determined the cause of death to be homicide, authorities said.

Ruben Morgan, 51, and his wife, Teresita Morgan, 48, had been fostering the victim since July. The baby and her twin were born on April 16, 2020, WAFB said.

The Morgans have both been booked into the Iberville Parish Jail and charged with second-degree murder, police said.

The investigation into the death of this child is ongoing, officials said.

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