Woman arrested in death of baby daughter

Deputies booked a New Iberia woman Tuesday on a count of first-degree murder in the May death of her 2-month-old daughter, an Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Kristin Fowler, 31, of New Iberia is being held with
out bail in the Iberia Parish Jail.

Deputies responded May 14 to investigate the death of Fowler’s daughter, Brooksie Fowler, at a local hospital.

“She had sustained severe injuries to the head,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Ryan Turner.

Turner said Fowler was arrested this week after detectives received the re
sults of medical tests that had been pending for several months.

The Sheriff’s Office did not release further details about the evidence.