Charges upgraded for parents in death of 3-month-old
SLIDELL - Authorities say charges have been upgraded to murder for a couple accused of killing their child.
On April 8, deputies 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 originally charged with second-degree cruelty to juveniles, while Hotard faced a charge of cruelty to juveniles.
Wednesday, authorities say the charges were upgraded to second-degree murder. Both Scott and Hotard remain in jail.
Deputies say the death investigation is ongoing.
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