Port Allen man charged with Negligent Homicide after baby dies from “probable hypothermia due to environmental exposure”

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 38-year-old Kenneth Willis, of Port Allen, on Wednesday, September 8.

Willis is facing one count of Negligent Homicide.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, “Investigators believe that on August 20, 2021, Willis took his infant daughter to a doctor’s appointment, but never returned her to the caregiver.”

Officers were called to 2290 Oak Grove Dr. around 6:20 p.m.

BRPD says, “the baby was found unresponsive in her car seat.”

Emergency personnel tried to resuscitate the baby but were unsuccessful.

A preliminary cause of death for the baby was determined after an autopsy.

According to the affidavit, “the preliminary cause of death was listed as probable hypothermia due to environmental exposure.”

Willis was booked into and released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on $30,000 bond.

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