A 28-year-old man is behind bars and charged with the murder of a 9-month old infant, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.
A spokesperson for the sheriff's office says 28-year old Benjamin Joseph Carter Sr. was taken into custody July 3 and charged with Second Degree Murder.
Deputies responded a Hammond residence around 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon regarding an unresponsive infant. Deputies immediately attempted to revive the infant however efforts were not successful.
Autopsy findings indicate the baby died from blunt force trauma.