Woman arrested in connection with burned baby death

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A Natchitoches woman is behind bars in connection to the death of a 6-month-old boy.

Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith was booked on Saturday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Levi Ellerbe.

Natchitoches Police say on July 17, they received a call from the boy’s mother who said two suspects were beating on her door.

She said that as she opened the door, she was sprayed in the face with what she believes was mace.

The mother fled the residence to get away from the suspects, but when she circled back to the house, she realized the baby was missing.

Later that night officers found a car and found Levi Ellerbe with burns on his body.

He later died from his injuries in the hospital.

The investigation is on-going.

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