Police say an 11-month-old was found dead at a Louisiana home and the baby’s father faces charges.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid told The Advocate that 33-year-old Fabian Smith was arrested Saturday on one count each of first-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in the death of Jericho Smith.
According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office, Jericho Smith died from multiple gunshot wounds, multiple stab wounds across the forehead, and blunt force trauma to the back of the head, WAFB reports. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators found a knife and firearm inside.
Smith was the only adult home during the incident, but at least two other children were temporarily locked outside. One child alerted a neighbor that something was wrong.
Police don’t know a motive. An investigation is ongoing.
A GoFundMe has been created to assist with Jericho's funeral expenses.