The father of a five-month-old baby is facing murder charges after admitting to causing the injuries that led to the child's death.
According to reports, 21-year-old Brian Young admitted to throwing the child and striking its head at their home in Mandeville.
The child was taken to the hospital last week, where doctors alerted the authorities to injuries consistent with abuse.
Young is also being charged with drug possession following the discovery of controlled substances at the house by St. Tammany Sheriff's deputies.
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