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Folsom man arrested in infant son’s first-degree murder

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Folsom man arrested in infant son’s first-degree murder
From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office:

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Folsom man in the death of his 7-month-old son.

The father, Corey Nauck (DOB 9/8/1992; 82263 Pearl Street, Folsom), was arrested Wednesday (Feb. 28) on first-degree murder charges.

On Monday, February 26, Folsom Police Department reached out to the STPSO for investigative assistance with a young child that was at the hospital with suspicious injuries and in critical condition.

STPSO Major Crimes Detectives learned that on that Monday morning, Nauck brought his infant child to a local hospital, offering no explanation for the child's injuries that occurred while in his care at the family’s residence in the town of Folsom. The infant was then airlifted to a Southshore hospital and STPSO detectives then began their investigation into the injuries.

Wednesday morning, the infant was declared dead and the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office took possession of the body.

An autopsy was performed Wednesday afternoon with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives present, and the death was ruled a homicide.

That afternoon, Detectives located Nauck at a family member’s home in Gulfport, Miss., where he was visiting.

The father later confessed to losing his temper due to the baby's crying, subsequently physically abusing and injuring the infant, which led to his death.

STPSO detectives obtained an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder for Nauck and he was booked into the Harrison County Jail as a fugitive and is awaiting transport to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where he will be booked on the murder charge.

“This was an innocent and helpless baby,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “The idea that his precious life was taken by his own father is incomprehensible. Nothing is more horrific than the murder of an infant. I applaud our detectives who investigated this horrendous crime and worked to seek justice for this defenseless baby. Also thank you to the Harrison County Sheriff's Office for their assistance while in their jurisdiction.”​

The 7-month-old child killed earlier this week died of blunt force trauma and St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has ruled the death a homicide.

Carter J. Nauck, of Folsom, was born July 7 last year and died yesterday, Feb. 28.

"The deaths of children are always difficult for all involved and for an entire community," Preston said. "When the cause of death is an act of violence, it makes the cases even more troubling. Our prayers are with young Carter's family and with the investigators who are continuing to probe his death."