Woman who beat child with brush, dropped her in tub indicted for murder

COVINGTON, La. -- A Lacombe woman was indicted for second-degree murder in the death of her 22-month-old foster child, according to the District Attorney's Office for the 22nd Judicial District.
The St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Trenique Faciane, 41, Tuesday.
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The indictment stems from an incident on May 22. Faciane, who is the co-owner of Wee Wisdom child care center in Slidell, is accused of beating the little girl with a hairbrush, shaking her, and then dropping her into a bathtub, according to the district attorney. The little girl later died at Children's Hospital in New Orleans.

Faciane's arraignment hearing is set for Sept. 21 before District Judge J. William Knight. Assistant District Attorney Jerry Smith will prosecute the case.