TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Department Detectives are investigating an incident involving physical child abuse. Police say that on Sunday at 6:45 p.m., detectives were called to Children's Hospital in New Orleans, due to a six-week-old infant being admitted into the hospital.
Detectives learned that the child was suffering from bleeding on the brain and other injuries that can come from shaken baby syndrome. The child is on life support at the hospital.
Investigators questioned family members who were caring for the child on Sunday. After questioning, detectives arrested 26-year-old Marty Michael Marcel, Thursday, for attempted second degree murder. Marcel is still in Terrebonne Parish Jail and is awaiting a bond hearing.
Detectives continue to investigate the case. If you have any information that could help investigators with the case, you are asked to call the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Detective's Bureau at (985) 876-2500.