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A 17-year-old Terrytown man was arrested on charges of aggravated rape and first-degree murder of an 8-month-old child Saturday afternoon, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said.
I don't mean to be stupid, don't think that I am... to me, the word rape usually implies an older victim. Wouldn't raping a baby be the same as torturing it?
New Orleans again U.S. murder capital
Updated Tue. Jun. 2 2009 3:21 PM ET
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans is once again the U.S. murder capital after briefly losing the title.
Fresh FBI statistics show that with 64 killings per 100,000 people in 2008, New Orleans had the highest per capita murder rate in the country -- well ahead of second-place St. Louis, which had 47 murders per 100,000 people.