Grand Jury Indicts Hammond Man In Toddler’s Death
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has charged a 51-year-old man with first-degree murder in the death of his 3-year-old foster daughter.
The Advocate reports Mark Johnson is accused of killing Faith Saucier, who was in his foster care when she died from blunt force trauma on April 16, 2011.
Johnson originally was booked with second-degree murder by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office in early May 2011.
He was arrested in Metairie by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in connection with the child's death, which occurred in the Hammond area.
Following Friday's indictment, Johnson was ordered held without bond in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
It's not clear whether Johnson has an attorney.