Doctors and deputies questioned a Zachary mother after they found that her son had multiple “obvious human bite marks” on his body and was suffering from a brain bleed caused by intentional trauma.
Deputies are looking for Doneisha Renee Carter, 20, who took her son to the emergency room Dec. 16 because he was vomiting, complaining of a headache and would not eat — and possibly having seizures, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office report says.
When a CAT scan was conducted on the boy, staff discovered he had a brain bleed and was moved to the pediatric intensive care unit, the report says. Doctors said the brain bleed was caused by intentional trauma and likely not the result of seizure activity.
Carter told deputies her son had been experiencing seizure-like symptoms since he was six months old, but she thought he was having a temper tantrums, the report says. Carter had come to the emergency room Dec. 11 and Dec. 13 for similar visits.
In addition, when a doctor examined the 2-year-old on Dec. 16 he found multiple human bite marks on different parts of the boy’s body, all in different stages of healing. Carter told detectives that she believed the bites were insect bites or possibly caused by her 4-year-old nephew, but a forensic odontologist determined the bites could not been caused by a 4-year-old.
Carter did not show up for a Jan. 9 interview with the Sheriff’s Office and a warrant was issued for her arrest on Jan. 11.
Carter, 21930 Samuels Road, Zachary, is wanted on second-degree cruelty to juveniles.