From the office of the Calcasieu Sheriff's Department:
Lake Charles, LA - Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, an ambulance was called to 609 Sandifer St. in Westlake in reference to an injured 4 month old baby. The baby was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly after arrival despite efforts to revive him.
The Coroner's Office performed an autopsy yesterday morning and determined the baby had sustained a closed-head injury, along with other facial injuries, and ruled the death a homicide.
CPSO detectives questioned the boyfriend of the baby's mother, Joseph L. Spinks, 21, 1408 Shaw Dr., Vinton, along with other family members of the baby, and residents of the home on Sandifer St. to determine how the injuries occurred.
The investigation revealed at the time of the injuries, Spinks was in the home caring for the baby. While the baby was in his care, Spinks admitted his actions caused injuries that were consistent with the findings of the autopsy. Around 2:00 this morning, he was arrested, booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center, and charged with manslaughter.
CPSO Detectives Andree Daugereaux and Dustin Abshire are the lead investigators on this case.