4-month-old baby dies after parents gave him alcohol in a bottle causing blood alcohol content level of half the legal limit
|Larry D. Champ and Courtney Morris|
(Scroll down for video) The parents of a little boy were charged with murder after giving alcohol in a bottle, causing the blood alcohol content level of the child to rise to half the legal driving limit, according to police in Louisiana.
Lake Charles Police said that 40-year-old Larry D. Champ and 25-year-old Courtney Morris, have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 4-month-old Larry L. Champ.
Morris was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center, and her bail was set at $800,000. The father is still at large.
According to the police, the baby was found dead in the home of his parents.
Investigators initially thought that this was a case of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but a routine autopsy determined the alcohol content in the blood of the child was 0.0475 percent, or half the legal driving limit.
Investigators now believe that the child was fed alcohol, causing his death. The baby died two weeks ago, but the toxicology tests on the infant did not return until Wednesday.