Sulphur man pleads not guilty to murder in death of infant

A Sulphur man accused of killing an infant by throwing the child against a wall was arraigned in state district court Wednesday.

Trent Dubroc, 24, pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and video voyeurism. A pretrial conference was set for Jan. 16.

Dubroc is being held on $5 million bond.

He is accused of throwing his girlfriend’s 13-month-old child against a wall out of frustration. Authorities allege he took the baby out of the crib, threw it against the wall and placed it back in its crib without telling anyone.

The child was taken to a local hospital on Sept. 28. That afternoon, Dubroc was arrested for failing to show up to his arraignment on video voyeurism charges.

Dubroc told Ritchie on Wednesday that he didn’t show up for the arraignment because he was offshore and didn’t receive notice.

Ritchie revoked his bond on the video voyeurism charge and sentenced him to 30 days in jail for contempt of court.