New Orleans parents arrested 17-month-old dead

New Orleans parents arrested after 17-month-old found dead with burns, bruising



FIRST UP TONIGHT, A 17 MONTH OLD IS DEAD AND. THE PARENTS ARE BEHIND BARS. NEW ORLEANS POLICE SAY THE TODDLER WAS FOUND YESTERDAY WITH BURNS AND BRUISES. THE PARENTS, JOHANNA BARNUM AND DARNELL WILLIAMS, WERE AS SUSPECTS AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON CHARGES OF CRUELTY TO A JUVENILE. WDSU REPORTER ELIZABETH COBLE JOINS US NOW LIVE ALGIERS WITH THE LATEST DETAILS. ELIZABETH. YES, AND GINA, THIS IS WHERE POLICE SAY THAT CHILD WAS FOUND. THIS IS THE FOREST PARK APARTMENT COMPLEX AND NEIGHBORS THAT LIVE ARE SO SADDENED AND SHOCKED BY THE DISCOVERY. I WAS REALLY SAD AND KIND OF HURRIED BECAUSE IT WAS A LITTLE BABY. YOU KNOW, I REALLY DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO LIFE. YOU KNOW, THEY LIVE REALLY NONE IS LIFE. YOU KNOW, AND LEFT EARLY, YOU KNOW. SO I MEAN, IT REALLY WAS A SAD DAY, YOU KNOW? HEARTS ARE HEAVY AT THIS ALGIERS APARTMENT COMPLEX WITH NEWS CIRCULATING ABOUT THE DEATH OF A 17 MONTH OLD. IT’S HEART WRENCHING BECAUSE WE HEAR IT. IT’S POVERTY. SOMETHING ALWAYS BAD HAPPEN. PEOPLE LOSE LIVES, JACK GUNNED DOWN AND WE HAVE A SECURITY GUARD. IT’S NOT GOING TO GET BETTER IS ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER WITH THIS WHOLE SYSTEM HAS TO CHANGE. THAT IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING CAN EXPLAIN. POLICE SAY THE YOUNG CHILD WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE WITH BURNS AND BRUISES ON ITS BODY ON WEDNESDAY. ONE NEIGHBOR WHO DIDN’T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED TOLD US ABOUT THE SCENE HE SAW. I SAW THE ARMED POLICE COME TO AN AMBULANCE, THEN THE CORONER PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, COME AND PRONOUNCED DEAD AND STUFF. SO I’LL TAKE OUT THE HOUSE. YOU KNOW. LOT OF PEOPLE CRYING AND SHOUTING, YOU KNOW, HAVING A BAD TIME, YOU KNOW. THE CHILD’S PARENTS, JOHNNA BARNUM AND DARNELL WILLIAMS, FACE ONE COUNT EACH OF SECOND DEGREE CRUELTY TO A JUVENILE. AND BACK HERE LIVE NOW AT THE APARTMENT COMPLEX, YOU ARE TAKING A LIVE LOOK RIGHT HERE AT, SOME STUFFED TEDDY BEARS THAT BURST HAVE DROPPED OFF HERE AT THE SCENE. IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT POLICE SAY ADDITIONAL CHARGES ARE POSSIBLE AS THEIR INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. REPORTING LIVE IN

New Orleans parents arrested after 17-month-old found dead with burns, bruising

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating after a 17-month-old baby was found dead in Algiers on Wednesday. According to police, the baby was found dead with burns and bruises in the 3700 block of Texas Drive. NOPD Child Abuse Unit detectives identified two suspects, the parents, who were arrested and face one count each of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Johnna Barnum and Donell Williams were taken into custody. Police say additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. Anyone with information that can assist is asked to call detectives at 504-658-5267.Those wanting to submit information anonymously can call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating after a 17-month-old baby was found dead in Algiers on Wednesday.

According to police, the baby was found dead with burns and bruises in the 3700 block of Texas Drive.

NOPD Child Abuse Unit detectives identified two suspects, the parents, who were arrested and face one count each of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

Johnna Barnum and Donell Williams were taken into custody.

Police say additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information that can assist is asked to call detectives at 504-658-5267.

Those wanting to submit information anonymously can call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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