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Preliminary Autopsy Diagnosis

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom and Juvenile Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office have received a preliminary report of the cause of death for the 14-month-old male who died Tuesday. The Preliminary Autopsy Diagnosis from the Coroner’s Office is Head Trauma and Blunt Force Abdominal Trauma. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Dalton Prejean, Jr. on Monday evening for Attempted First Degree Murder. The charges were upgraded to First Degree Murder on Tuesday evening. Prejean is currently being held in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Donna Delahoussaye
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
(337) 236-5814 (337) 232-9211