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Parents arrested after 3-month-old's death

2 weeks 16 hours 22 minutes ago Wednesday, April 10 2019 Apr 10, 2019 April 10, 2019 9:22 AM April 10, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

SLIDELL - Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a couple in the death of an infant.

On Monday, authorities were called to investigate the death of a 3-month-old boy who was found unresponsive in a home in Slidell. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the child's remains were turned over the coroner's office, where it was determined the child suffered a "non-accidental" fracture to the right arm. An investigation into the boy's death resulted in the arrest of his parents, Kevin Scott and Samantha Hotard. 

Scott was charged with second-degree cruelty to juveniles, while Hotard faces a charge of cruelty to juveniles. 

Deputies say the death investigation is ongoing.

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