Texas Mom Throws Children off Louisiana Highway Bridge Into Lake

Texas Mom Throws Children off Louisiana Highway Bridge Into Lake

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An infant boy died and a 5-year-old boy was critically injured on Friday when their mother threw them from an interstate highway bridge into a Louisiana lake.

Shreveport Police identified the mother as Ureka Black, 32, and said she has been charged with one count each of second degree murder and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, according to jail records.

Police said that Cross Lake Patrol officers were dispatched to Willow Point, near the Interstate 220 bridge over the lake, shortly before 11 a.m. on the report of a child seen floating in the water, as CrimeOnline previously reported.  Officers found an infant, who was pronounced dead on the scene, and then rescued the other boy, who was rushed to Ochsner LSU Health in critical condition. His condition has since been downgraded, and he is expected to survive.

Police spokeswoman Sgt Angie Wilhite said detectives initially collected conflicting accounts of what happened and thought the children might have gone into the water a grade-level bridge over a small bay on the lake, but further investigation revealed they were thrown from the much larger — and taller — highway bridge, the Shreveport Times reported.

The were able to identify a suspect vehicle — a gray Dodge Caravan with a Texas license plate — and put out a “be on the lookout” notice for it.

An infant boy died and a 5-year-old boy was critically injured on Friday when their mother threw them from an interstate highway bridge into a Louisiana lake.

Shreveport Police identified the mother as Ureka Black, 32, and said she has been charged with one count each of second degree murder and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, according to jail records.

Police said that Cross Lake Patrol officers were dispatched to Willow Point, near the Interstate 220 bridge over the lake, shortly before 11 a.m. on the report of a child seen floating in the water, as CrimeOnline previously reported.  Officers found an infant, who was pronounced dead on the scene, and then rescued the other boy, who was rushed to Ochsner LSU Health in critical condition. His condition has since been downgraded, and he is expected to survive.

Police spokeswoman Sgt Angie Wilhite said detectives initially collected conflicting accounts of what happened and thought the children might have gone into the water a grade-level bridge over a small bay on the lake, but further investigation revealed they were thrown from the much larger — and taller — highway bridge, the Shreveport Times reported.

The were able to identify a suspect vehicle — a gray Dodge Caravan with a Texas license plate — and put out a “be on the lookout” notice for it.

Texas Mom Throws Children off Louisiana Highway Bridge Into Lake: Cops

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