Police: Lacombe woman faces charges for child killed with hairbrush
COVINGTON - A 40-year-old Lacombe woman faces charges in connection with the death of a 22-month-old foster child who had been placed in her care.
Meanwhile, the state family services department says it has launched an investigation and placed staff on leave.
Authorities said Trenique Faciane had already been booked on a count of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after she told detectives she used a hairbrush to beat the little girl.
The child died after being taken to a hospital. George Bonnett, a spokesman for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, said Friday that authorities were seeking a warrant on a more serious charge.
St. Tammany Coroner Charles Preston identified the child as Madison Parrott, whose biological mother lives in Bogalusa.