Hammond man booked for murder of 9-month-old baby
HAMMOND, La. — A Hammond man has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge for the death of a 9-month-old baby.
According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 3:45 p.m. Monday to a home on Old Baton Rouge Highway in Hammond, where they found an unresponsive infant.
Deputies tried to revive the baby, but the baby was pronounced dead.
Investigators have booked 28-year-old Benjamin Joseph Carter Sr. of Hammond with one count of second-degree murder.
The baby died of blunt force trauma, investigators said.
The sheriff’s office will not release any additional information about the baby’s death.