A judge in state district court ordered
a sanity investigation to determine whether a man accused of abusing
an infant was insane at the time of the offense.
Chad Wayne Daigle, 31, is charged with
second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.
Prosecutor Jonathan Blake, with the
state Attorney General's Office, requested the sanity hearing because
Daigle has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Defense attorney Heath Dorsey
previously said that Daigle's defense would likely revolve around his
Blake asked for two court psychiatrists
to examine Daigle . The examinations are to be completed within 45
Dorsey said he would also likely have
Daigle examined by a psychiatrist.
Daigle has a bench trial set before
Judge Ron Ware on June 9.
Daigle is accused of abusing an infant
in June 2013, leaving the child with a skull fracture, bleeding on
the brain and a broken jaw.
Daigle said his feelings were hurt when
the infant refused to eat chicken he had made and he slapped the
child, Michael Primeaux, with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office,
testified in a previous court hearing.
Daigle gave law enforcement several
accounts of what happened, including that his dog had struck the
child with its tail, Primeaux said.
Daigle is being held at Calcasieu Correctional Center on