Mother arrested for murder
A second Shreveport toddler is dead and her mother is charged with her murder. Police say 19 year old Alasundria Avery brought her year old daughter Denise to a Shreveport hospital on Friday afternoon. The child was unresponsive, with injuries consistent with a severe beating. Hours later, she died and police arrested Avery for the second degree murder of her daughter.
Avery is 8 months pregnant with a second child. She remains in jail as the investigation continues.