Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Two-year-old dies with head injuries; mother, fiancé arrested

Two-year-old dies with head injuries; mother, fiancé arrested
Posted: Mar 14, 2019
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the Denham Springs Police Department:
Denham Springs---A 23-year-old woman and her fiancé have been arrested following the death of the woman's 2-year-old daughter.

According to the Denham Springs Police Department, Kelsey Barth, 23, and her fiancé Shane Posey, 22, have been arrested in connection with the death of Barth's 2-year-old daughter this week.

On Friday, March 8, Officers with the Denham Springs Police Department were dispatched in reference to an unresponsive 2-year-old female. The juvenile who was found with head trauma, was rushed to Our Lady Of The Lake Hospital in critical condition.

Barth and Posey were initially arrested on charges of felony cruelty to juveniles, and fugitive warrants.

On Monday, March 11, the juvenile succumbed to her injuries. At that time, Barth was charged with negligent homicide and Posey was charged with murder in the first degree.