23-year-old Lasasha Allen of Winnsboro, Louisiana is being charged with attempted murder after deputies say she flung her baby out of a moving car. Police Franklin Parish police were called to Franklin Medical Center to investigate the incident. On arriving, officers began interviewing the mother and quickly learned she was responsible.
“It was finally determined that this was more than an accident. This was an intentional act,” said Franklin Parish Sheriff, Kevin Cobb.
According to Sheriff’s investigators, Allen had made contact with the father of the child on Saturday, June 21, and had told the father that the child had fallen out of a car window while riding in the Monroe area and had been injured. The intent, according to Sheriff Cobb, was to get a reaction from the father.
“The next day when she got no response, she made the determination to make this come true,” he said.
Allen placed her child in the passenger seat and drove 45 mph around a curved road, and opened the door causing the child to fall out.
According to the police report, Allen stated that her intent was to inflict minor damage so that she would not be caught in a lie with the child’s father. She then waited for a period of time and took the injured child to the Medical Center.
“She was having stories that just weren’t adding up and did not make sense,” Cobb said. “She arranged it, bascially staging this event to where it would look like an accident.”
Cobb is being held on $700k bail and her five children have been placed in the custody of Child Services.
“This was a horrendous act, one that is beyond explanation, Sheriff Cobb said. “I hope that everyone will pray for that child and its siblings through this ordeal.”