- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Lake Charles police say the father of a 4-month-old infant who died earlier this month has been arrested and faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Police Chief Don Dixon said in a news release 40-year-old Larry Champ was arrested early Friday morning in Sulphur.

Dixon says the infant’s mother, 25-year-old Courtney Morris, was arrested Wednesday. She also faces a second-degree murder charge.

Dixon says police received a call July 14 about a dead infant. He said the child had no signs of injuries.

Dixon says the coroner’s office did a routine sudden infant death investigation, performed an autopsy and submitted blood samples for analysis. He says the lab report, which came back Wednesday, showed that the baby had alcohol in his system.



Online jail record did not list an attorney for the couple.

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