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Deputies: Juvenile booked with battery in death of nun

7 years 10 months 4 days ago Friday, January 29 2016 Jan 29, 2016 January 29, 2016 10:50 AM January 29, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after he pushed an elderly nun into a wall, causing brain damage that they say may have killed her.

The Courier reports the incident occurred Oct. 15 at the Louis Infant Crisis Center, which was founded and operated by Sister Rosario O'Connell.

Capt. Dawn Foret of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says O'Connell was helping a resident with his homework when he refused to do the work. Foret says she told the boy his privileges would be taken away for the night and as she walked away, the boy tackled her into a wall.

O'Connell died Wednesday. She was 87.

The name of the juvenile was not released because of his age. He currently faces a charge of second-degree battery.

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