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Louisiana Mother Accused of Throwing 6-Month-Old Baby in Trash During Walmart Fight

Woman Allegedly Tosses Infant in Trash Can During Walmart Brawl: Cops
Source: Eunice Police Department

Police said surveillance footage showed the suspect throwing her baby in the trash once the fight started.

Jun. 30 2024, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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Police in Louisiana say a woman has been arrested after she allegedly “tossed” her 6-month-old baby into the trash during a fight at a local Walmart.

Around 3:30 p.m. on June 22, officers responded to the Walmart in Eunice regarding a fight in progress, according to police reports obtained by KLFY-TV.

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When police arrived at the scene, the argument was over, but they detained those allegedly involved in the dispute, officials said.

Officers were able to obtain video footage from the store, which allegedly showed the fight occurred near the front door of the store.

In the video, police said they reportedly saw the suspect, 38-year-old Brionka Benjamin, holding her infant in her arms.

However, a verbal altercation broke out, which is when she “tossed the infant in a trash can and struck another individual,” police said.

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Benjamin was arrested and charged with simple battery and cruelty to juveniles.

Benjamin’s niece, Makatelynn Benjamin, was also arrested and charged with simple battery for participating in the fight as well.

Officials said the baby was not injured and is in the custody of other family members.


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