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Major Crimes Unit arrest

Published on July 27, 2022

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The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) has charged Laccuina Braithwaite, 25, with capital murder following the death of her two-year-old daughter.

Officers were called to an apartment in the 12000 block of Sugar Mill Circle for a welfare check shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27.

After making contact with Braithwaite, officers proceeded to check the apartment and discovered the child floating in the bathtub. Officers immediately started CPR and asked for HEMSI to respond. The child was transported to Huntsville Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

When officers attempted to detain Braithwaite in the apartment, she fled leading officers on a short foot pursuit. Braithwaite was apprehended on Huntsville City Schools’ property outside the Challenger School. The individual has no connection to the school system, and there was no threat to school personnel.

Braithwaite will be booked in the Madison County Jail without bond.