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Arrest made in death of infant

Thursday, July 7, 2005

On Thursday July 7, 2005 at approximately 12:20pm Juvenile detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 25 year-old Katie Sue Savoy of Youngsville. She has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in the death of an 11-month-old boy.

On Friday May 26, 2005 at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office was notified by Women's and Children's Hospital of an infant with an injury of unknown origin. When detectives arrived, they discovered that the child in question had been dropped off to a babysitter--Katie Savoy--at 111 Lahasky Drive in Youngsville earlier that day. At approximately 3:55 p.m. Acadian Ambulance was called to the residence on Lahasky Drive in reference to an infant child being "unresponsive and lifeless." Doctors at Women's and Children's Hospital determined that the infant sustained a fracture to the left side of the skull. The infant was transported to Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans due to critical injuries.

As a result of the injuries sustained, the 11 month-old boy died the next day--Saturday, May 27th. The attending physician's medical report from Tulane Medical Center indicated the child suffered non-accidental trauma to the head.

Detectives compiled the evidence in the case, and obtained a warrant for Katie Sue Savoy on charges of 2nd Degree Murder. She is presently being held at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a bond of $500,000.

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office