Another mother has been charged in the death of her child, this time in Sabine Parish.
Zwolle police charged 26-year old Deunka Lynch with negligent homicide when her 19-month old son became wedged in a car window and later died at University Health in Shreveport on Sept. 21 after being taken off life support.
An autopsy determined he died of positional asphyxia from being trapped by the neck in the rear window of Lynch's vehicle.
Lynch said she had been at family gathering and when she left she put her son unrestrained in the back seat. As she drove to another relative's house in Zwolle, she reportedly told police she did not notice what her son was doing in the back seat. Once she stopped the car, she found her son's neck compressed by the rear window and his head protruding outside.
Lynch is also charged with child passenger restraint system violation and no driver's license. She was freed on a $5,000 property bond and is scheduled to be arraigned April 30 in Sabine District Court.
If convicted of negligent homicide, she faces a prison sentence of two to five years.
Last week 25-year old Angela Marie Moore of Tenaha was charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide for her part in the death of her 6-month old daughter. She and the father of the child, William Bryce Moore, remain in the Shelby County Jail.