Bogalusa woman arrested on charges of murdering baby
Chris Miller Reporting
A Washington Parish woman is accused of murdering her toddler son.
Investigators say Heather Bennett claimed her son had fallen off a bed last month, but doctors at Children's Hospital in New Orleans were suspicious. The child died, and Washington Parish Sheriff Chief Deputy Mike Haley says the coroner's report told a different story.
"From all accounts, it appears that it's a classic shaken child syndrome type murder," Haley said. "We issued an arrest warrant for Miss Bennett charging her with first degree murder of her 15-month-old son."
Authorities say Bennett has two other small children, including a newborn and is currently separated from her husband.