Father arrested after abusing infant son in St. Tammany Parish
UPDATE: St. Tammany Parish Detectives were notified by doctors Sunday morning that the infant had succumbed to his injuries. At that time the charge against Brian Young was upgraded from Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles to First-Degree Murder.
MANDEVILLE - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 21-year-old Mandeville-area man after he admitted to abusing his five-month-old son.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, the infant’s mother called 911 after the father, Brian Young, called her concerned because the baby had stopped breathing.
Once officials arrived at the home, they transported the infant to a hospital for medical treatment. They soon discovered non-accidental injuries consistent with child abuse.
According to detectives, Young admitted to throwing the infant numerous times onto the floor, and a swing.
A warrant was issued towards Young, Saturday and he was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, for Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles, which is a felony.
He also has been booked on other charges, this is a ongoing investigation.
The infant remains in critical condition at the area hospital.
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