Infant in 'good condition' after rescue from beneath deceased father

Infant in 'good condition' after rescue from beneath deceased father

SABINE PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The 11-month-old infant who was found pinned under her deceased father on Friday is now listed in good condition at University Health in Shreveport.

Investigators believe the baby may have been underneath her father's body for up to three days. Family members tell KSLA News 12 that baby's brother, said to be 3 or 4 years old, ran to a relative's house next door and told them he thought his dad was dead.

That's when 43-year-old Jason Fields was found lying back on his bed with the infant, Betty Jean Kelly, trapped beneath him and pinned against the wall.

Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says Fields likely died of sudden cardiac arrest. No foul play or drug use is suspected.

Rivers says the baby was suffering from skin blisters and a dark indentation on the right side of her forehead from being pinned against the wall for too long. She was airlifted to University Health Center in Shreveport.

The infant's family says they're experiencing conflicting emotions. While they're happy that the baby was rescued, they're sad about losing the child's father.

A relative says baby Betty had a seizure when first brought in, but was active and playing with a stuffed animal later on.

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