July 26, 2018

Woman arrested in kidnapping and death of 6-month-old baby boy

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25-year-old Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith was arrested for kidnapping and murder after she was accused of being responsible for the case of a six-month-old baby boy who was burned to death.

Smith had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Levi Cole Ellerbe. Reports revealed that he was set on fire and was found off of Breda Avenue, Natchitoches.

The suspect was arrested on July 21st and until now, investigations are still on-going. Follow us on Twitter @amomama_usa for more updates about the case.

According to the Facebook post of the Natchitoches Police Department. Deputies responded to a call at Mayberry Trailer Park on the night of July 17th following report of the kidnapping

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Levi’s mother, Hanna Nicole Barker, reported that two unknown men entered her home. They sprayed a certain substance in her face which she believed was a kind of mace.

Barker said she ran away to escape and when she went back to the house, she discovered that her son was missing.

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After more than an hour, Levi was eventually found with serious burns all over his body. The six-month-old baby passed away at a hospital in Shreveport.

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There has been no information released about the unknown men who attacked Baker. 

Levi is survived by his mother, his father, Billy Dean Ellerbe Jr., and his siblings, Brookelaine, Elizabeth, and Nevaeh. Neighbors of the family expressed their shock over the tragic incident.

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One Mayberry Trailer Park resident, Jarvis Smith, told KTBS, "I got kids. I don't want that to happen to nobody [sic]."

Shanita Coleman, devastated about what happened, said: 

"I couldn't even imagine as a parent, what she's going through. It hit close to home. I didn't know her. I didn't know of her family but it just broke my heart to just think about that."

She also said that during her four years of being a resident at the mobile home park, the neighborhood has usually been peaceful. Coleman said the incident was a first.

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