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Mother arrested in toddler's death

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Washington Parish, La. – Washington Parish Deputies arrest Heather F. Bennett and book the mother with first degree murder in the death of her 15 month old son.

Investigators have been working on the case for five weeks.

Children's Hospital contacted authorities on September 1st when Joshua David Bennett died.

Medical experts at the hospital told investigators the child died of severe trauma caused by an acceleration-deceleration injury to the brain. They said the toddler's injuries didn't match the family's explanation.

The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office investigated in conjunction with the Department of Children and Family Services.

Deputies arrested Bennett Wednesday, October 10th and booked her into the Washington Parish Jail.

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