May 25, 2013
On Tuesday, Emmanuel Hernandez, 24, was arrested by investigators with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) after he reportedly shook his girlfriend’s son so violently that the child slipped into a coma and later died.
Deputies said little Enmanuel Gonzales was taken to the hospital on May 15 because he was having trouble breathing. He was later transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.
LPSO said it was contacted on May 17 by hospital officials because the baby had stopped breathing. The hospital representatives also reported the injuries were consistent with those associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome. According to investigators, Gonzales died after being taken off life support over the weekend.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Hernandez is in the country illegally from Mexico.