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Prominent New Orleans attorney's son accused of shaking, killing his infant son

Justice Brown (Source: OPSO) Justice Brown (Source: OPSO)
2-month-old Justice Brown (Source: Family members) 2-month-old Justice Brown (Source: Family members)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The son of a prominent New Orleans attorney has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of his infant son.

Justice Brown, 20,  is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his infant son, Justice Willard Brown, Jr.

The 2-month-old child was found unresponsive on Saturday in his home in the 5300 block of St. Anthony Street.

Brown is the son of Willard Brown, a long-time defense attorney in New Orleans.

According to court documents Brown provided investigators several versions of the events that led to the death of the child, according to the arrest affidavit.

Brown admitted shaking the infant and dropping the child on the floor because he would not stop crying, the affidavit reads.

When the child stopped crying, Brown put him back in his bed and left the house.

The child was later found by a cousin. According to arrest documents, the child’s body showed injuries to the head and both sides of the ribcage.

Justice Brown turned himself in to the NOPD the next day. Under questioning admitted shaking the child and dropping him to the floor.

Brown’s bond is set at $125,000 and is expected to be posted later today.

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