Mother and fiance charged in death of two-year-old

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A mother and her fiance had their charges changed after a two-year-old girl died from her injuries.

The Denham Springs Police Department said last Friday officers “were dispatched to 2455 Florida S.W in reference to an unresponsive two year old female.”

Authorities located the young girl and found that she had suffered head trauma. 

The two-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital and later died on Monday, March 11.

Prior to the death of the girl, 23-year-old Kelsey Barth and 22-year-old Shane Posey faced these charges:

  • Felony cruelty to juveniles
  • Fugitive warrants

According to the Denham Springs Police Department, “upon the death of the juvenile Kelsey was charged with Negligent homicide and Shane was charged with Murder in the first degree.”

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