Mother, daughter charged in handicapped child’s death

Published 4:50 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2022

A 43-year-old woman and her 21-year-old daughter have been charged with injury to a child.

The charges follow the death of the elder woman’s 3-year-old handicapped son.

Port Arthur police said the incident occurred Monday in the 300 block of Richmond Avenue.

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Detectives are investigating the death of the child, who was found deceased in his home, according to a news release.

The child’s mother, Tina Louis, and child’s sister, Kristen Louis, were arrested for injury to a child, which is a first degree felony, and taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

Police said the victim was found in an extremely emaciated condition.

PAPD’s Criminal investigations Division is handling the case.