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Slidell couple accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old's throat

Brett Flower, 24, and Krysten Verdin, 23 (Source: Slidell Police) Brett Flower, 24, and Krysten Verdin, 23 (Source: Slidell Police)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

A Slidell couple is accused of pouring beer down a 1-year-old boy's throat, then slapping him when he would regurgitate.

Brett Flower, 24, and Krysten Verdin, 23, are both facing juvenile cruelty charges.

Slidell police say a complaint was filed by the child's grandfather when he began to notice signs of abuse to his grandson.

Investigators questioned friends and family of the accused. Police say they discovered that on several occasions, Flower, who is the boyfriend of Verdin, would pour beer down the child's throat, causing him to choke and regurgitate.

After the child would regurgitate the beer, police say the boy's mother, Verdin, would became agitated. She allegedly slapped the child on the back of the head, causing him to fall on the floor.

On Tuesday, both Flower and Verdin were booked into the Slidell City Jail. They were later transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

The case is also being investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services.

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