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Ureka Black threw two children from an interstate highway bridge into a Louisiana lake. An infant boy died, and a 5-year-old boy was critically injured.
Shreveport Police said Ms. Black According to jail records, Black has been charged with one count each of second-degree murder and aggravated assault causing severe bodily injury.
She is 32 years old.
A Mother Throws Children in Lake
Police said that Cross Lake Patrol officers were dispatched to Willow Point, near the Interstate 220 bridge over the lake, shortly before 11 a.m. on the report of a child seen floating in the water, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Officers found an infant pronounced dead on the scene and then rescued the other boy, who was rushed to Ochsner LSU Health in critical condition. His condition has since been downgraded, and he is expected to survive.
Police spokeswoman Sgt Angie Wilhite said detectives initially collected conflicting accounts of what happened and thought the children might have gone into the water a grade-level bridge over a small bay on the lake, but further investigation revealed they were thrown from the much larger — and taller — highway bridge, the Shreveport Times reported.
They were able to identify a suspect vehicle — a gray Dodge Caravan with a Texas license plate — and put out a “be on the lookout” notice for it.
Several hours later, a Waskom, Texas, officer patrolling Interstate 20 spotted a vehicle that matched the description at a rest area just over the Louisiana-Texas state line and turned around to investigate. That officer pulled the car over and took Black into custody.
Earlier reports said he transferred her into Louisiana State Police custody, but he took her to Harrison County jail in Texas to await extradition to Caddo Parish in Louisiana.