Deridder couple charged for murder of 11-month-old-son


A Deridder mother and her boyfriend are facing murder charges after authorities said the woman’s 11-month-old son suffered severe burns and was left untreated for two weeks.

24 year old Shamira Kimbrough and her boyfriend, 25 year old Christian Coutee, were charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

Deputy chief Chris Rudy says the Deridder Fire Department responded to a medical emergency involving the child at a residence Monday. He had severe burns on his lower body, was unresponsive and later pronounced dead.

Rudy says the burns appeared to have occurred two weeks ago and the boy succumbed to his injuries due to a lack of care. 

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