Mother pleads not guilty in child's death - KLFY News 10

Mother pleads not guilty in child's death


A Lafayette mother has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the death of her 3-year old son. 22-year old Laura Smith waived formal arraignment and entered her plea last week at the Lafayette Parish Courthouse.

Back in November, 3-year old Julian Madera died of severe blunt force trauma to the head, face, and neck.

The coroner ruled his death a homicide. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Smith on a charge of second degree cruelty to a child.

Landon Broussard, Smith's then-boyfriend, has been charged with first degree murder. Prosecutors indicated they will seek the death penalty against Broussard.

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