A couple from New Orleans who were drug-addled and neglectful of their child face charges for murder and negligence

Louisiana parents Angel Taylor, 24, and Chevy Lafountain, 31, face charges of child abuse, neglect and second-degree murder in the death of their 4-month old daughter.

A New Orleans Sheriff said that he has “seen animals take better care” of their babies than a couple who are accused of starving to death their 4-month-old girl and neglecting their toddler.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Department reported that parents Angel Taylor, 24, & Chevy Lafountain were charged with child abuse, neglect, and second-degree murder after the mother called 911 to report her baby wasn’t breathing.

The baby was pronounced dead by the deputies as soon as they arrived at the home of the family in Reserve.



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Angel Taylor faces charges for second-degree murder and neglect after her four-month-old baby was found dead in her trailer and her toddler had been “extremely abused”

The condition of the girl’s body was in direct contradiction to the story that her mother told the dispatchers. She had said she just put the child down an hour earlier for a nap.

According to Fox 8 Live, Sheriff Mike Tregre stated at a news conference that he could not tell how long the baby had been dead. “The child was severely malnourished. Who knows when that baby last had a meal?”

Police said that an autopsy later revealed the infant had died dehydrated, malnourished and starved.



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Lafountain’s and Taylor’s 13 month-old son, like his sister who died, also showed signs of extreme neglect.

Tregre explained that the boy “found a way to survive and eat.”

The police said that Chevy Lafountain (31), “blamed everyone except himself” for the death of his infant prior to his arrest on Tuesday St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office

Taylor and Lafountain also face charges of felony cruelty to minors by force/violence, and misdemeanor child abandonment for what Tregre described as “negligence to the highest degree.”



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The police said the trailer’s appearance hinted to the horrors that were inside. It was stuffed with toys for children, trash and other detritus. Tregre stated that both parents had admitted to drug use and that neither parent expressed regret.

Tregre said to reporters that both men admitted they had treated children badly. “[Chevy] Lafountain blamed everyone except himself.”

The New Orleans Police Department discovered the horrifying scene in the Reserve community in St. John the Baptist Parish on the 100 Block of Northwest 18th St.

According to Law & Crime, Lafountain attributed his drug dealers. Taylor claimed she didn’t know she was drowsy for hours on end, neglecting her kids.

FOX 8 Live reported that Judge Nghana Lewis fixed both parents’ bonds to $600,000. She did not allow them to pay 10 percent.




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Police said that the toddler was taken from his home and placed into state custody.

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