Woman Arrested After Newborn Son Found Dead, Burned

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 12:12 pm
By: News 9

A Louisiana woman is behind bars bars after authorities found her newborn son who was dead, and had been burned. 

The Natchitoches Police Department said Hannah Barker, 22, was charged with principal to first degree murder in the killing of her 6-month-old son Levi Ellerbe. 

Earlier this week, Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith was arrested on a charge of first degree murder in the case. An additional charge is expected to be brought against Smith, officers said. 

Levi was found near railroad tracks and had been burned. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.  

Barker has previously told authorities that Levi had been kidnapped.