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Man Arrested In Toddler's Death

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Posted: May 19, 2010 12:01 PM by Breanna Biehl
Updated: May 19, 2010 12:03 PM
Source: AP

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Topics: opelousas, prudhomme, toddler, death

A 25 year old Opelousas man has been booked with manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend's 2 year old child.

Napoleon J.Prudhomme of Opelousas was arrested Tuesday morning at his home.

The Sheriff's Office says the investigation began when officer received a call on May 5 regarding a non responsive child. That child died two days later at a Lafayette hospital.

An autopsy revealed the girl died from trauma to the head.

Authorities say Prudhomme was taking care of the toddler at the time of the injury, and is the boyfriend of the child's mother.

It was not immediately known whether Prudhomme has an attorney.

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