The mother of an infant child killed in September in Lafourche Parish has been charged in connection to her daughter's death.

Sheriff Craig Webre said that Kageionna Butler, 21, of Houma, was arrested on Sunday and charged with principal to second-degree murder in the death of 11-month-old Zabria Guidry.

The child's father, Jake Guidry, had previously been charged with second-degree murder in the investigation.

Authorities said that just after 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 28, 2021, a family member contacted the Houma Police Department to check on the child, who was with Guidry in Thibodaux at the time.

Houma Police contacted LPSO and deputies responded to Guidry's residence on Brule Guillot Road. On the scene, Guidry told deputies that he struck the child "too hard" and that the child had died. Deputies located the body of the child in the rear cargo area of Guidry's SUV.

Guidry was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He is held on a $1 million bail.

Initially, Butler told detectives that she had no knowledge of what happened to the child, but through further investigation, authorities obtained a warrant for her arrest on charges of principal to second-degree murder.

She was arrested in Terrebonne Parish and taken to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex.

She, too, is held on a $1 million bail.

Due to the nature of this crime, no further details are available at this time.

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