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Louisiana residents accused of pouring beer down 1-year-old's throat

Brett Flower (left) and Krysten Verdin (right) (Photo: Slidell Police) Brett Flower (left) and Krysten Verdin (right) (Photo: Slidell Police)
SLIDELL, LA (FOX19) -

Two Slidell, La residents are accused of pouring beer down a 1-year-old boy's throat, then slapping him when he would regurgitate. 

Slidell Police arrested Brett Flower, 24, and Krysten Verdin, 23.  They are facing cruelty to juvenile charges.

According to police, the complaint was filed by the child's grandfather when he began noticing signs of abuse to his 1-year-old grandson.  

Officials say that after questioning friends and family of the accused they discovered on several occasions that Flower, Verdin's boyfriend, and Verdin would pour beer down the child's throat causing him to choke and regurgitate.  After the child would regurgitate the beer, Verdin would become agitated and slap the child on the back of the head causing him to fall on the floor.

Flower and Verdin were booked into Slidell City Jail Tuesday, then they were transported to the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

The case is being investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services. 

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