A Louisiana mother was behind bars this week for allegedly beating her infant to death.
Madelyn Abisai Mejia GalloThe 28-year-old, who was arrested over the weekend and charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the death of her 6-month-old son, authorities at St. Tammany speak.
According to the press release, the investigation began last week. Covington Police Department detectives on Wednesday, March 23 responded to a call at a local hospital regarding an injured boy who was recently taken to the facility’s emergency room . The press release added that the child had suffered “severe head trauma”.
Due to the seriousness of the baby’s injuries, paramedics transferred the baby to another facility so that doctors could provide more advanced care. Police said that despite the efforts of paramedics, the baby on Saturday, March 26 succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Investigators interviewed numerous witnesses and gathered statements about the circumstances of the infant’s death.
“Based on the evidence gathered and testimony gathered during the investigation, detectives believe that the injuries inflicted on the child were at the hands of his mother,” authorities wrote in a press release. .
After the child’s death, Covington police detectives investigating Mejia-Gallo arrived in New Orleans. With the support of officers from the New Orleans Police Department, Covington police on Saturday, March 26, arrested Mejia-Gallo in New Orleans.
Mejia-Gallo is currently being held at Orleans Parish Prison as a fugitive from justice, according to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. A bond amount has yet to be set.
Covington Police Department arrested Madelyn Abisai Mejia-Gallo, 28, of Covington for causing the death…
Louisiana in recent months has seen a number of notable cases involving caregivers accused of killing infants and toddlers in their care.
In January, a 33-year-old mother was indicted after allegedly toss her two young children from the bridge and watched as they plunged into the lake below. The horrific incident left her 10-month-old son dead and 5-year-old brother seriously injured. She was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree attempted murder.
A 19-year-old woman in New Orleans in early March was charge beat to death a family friend’s 6-month-old baby boy while babysitting. The suspect was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the baby’s death. She also faces each count of domestic abuse, dangerous domestic abuse of a child and second-degree cruelty to a minor,
A 20-year-old man also arrested next week After he allegedly shot and killed his pregnant girlfriend, he then drove to the Central Expressway and threw the woman’s 2-year-old son over the bridge while the child was still alive.
[image via Covington Police Department]
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