Mother now charged in connection to 11-month-old death. Dad previously arrested.

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Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

Oct. 13 2021, Published 9:21 a.m. ET

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A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 11-month-old daughter, days after the child's father was charged.

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Kageionna Butler, 21, was arrested on Oct. 10 and charged with principal to second-degree murder in the death of 11-month-old Zabria Guidry.

The child’s father, Jake Guidry, 26, was previously charged with second-degree murder in the investigation, as FrontPageDetectives reported.

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Around 12:15 a.m. Sept. 28, a family member contacted the Houma Police Department to check on the child who was with Guidry in Thibodaux, Louisiana at the time, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to Guidry’s residence, and he told them he had struck his child “too hard” and that she had died, according to police.

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Police found the child’s body in the rear cargo area of Guidry’s SUV, cops say.

Guidry was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on a charge of second-degree murder with bail set at $1 million.

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Initially, Butler told detectives she had no knowledge of what happened to her daughter, but after further investigation, detectives got a warrant for her arrest for principal to second-degree murder. Investigators have not said what led them to believe the child's mother was involved.

Butler was arrested on Oct. 10 and transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. Her bond was also set at $1 million

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