NATCHITOCHES, La. -- (WGNO) -- A Louisiana woman was arrested and charged with first-degree murder of a 6-month-old baby, who was found severely burned an hour after he was reported kidnapped.
Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 25, has been charged with the first-degree murder of Levi Cole Ellerbe.
Ellerbe's mother told the Natchitoches Police Department that the men banged on the door of her trailer around 9 p.m. on July 17. She said the men sprayed her with a substance believed to have been pepper spray, and she fled the trailer to get away from the men. When she returned, the baby's mother said she realized her infant son was missing.
Firefighters found the baby severely burned about one mile away approximately one hour after the kidnapping was initially reported.