On Monday (April 8, 2019), the STPSO was contacted to conduct an investigation into the death of a three-month-old male child who was found unresponsive in a Slidell-area home. The child was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The child’s remains were turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office for autopsy, where it was determined the child suffered a non-accidental fracture to the right arm.
The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrests of Scott and Hotard. Scott has been charged with Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles and Hotard has been charged with Cruelty to Juveniles.
The death investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.