LPD: Mother and father arrested in death of 2-month-old girl

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Juvenile detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested two parents after an investigation into the death of a 2-month-old girl. 

The Department of Child and Family Services contacted police following an investigation in the 200 block of Jeffery Drive. 2-month-old male and female twins were brought to a local hospital suffering from severe injuries. The female twin died to her injuries on March 30, 2019, Lafayette Police Department spokesperson Cpl. Bridgette Dugas said. 

Ayana Ladelle, 23, of Lafayette, and 24-year-old Dwayne Richard, of Mandeville, are in custody. 

Both have been charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of second degree cruelty to juveniles.

They have been taken to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for booking. The investigation remains ongoing, Dugas said. 

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