Authorities: Louisiana couple left 4 young kids home alone

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Authorities say a Louisiana couple faces charges after leaving four children, ages 8 months to 8 years, home alone while they went to a movie for Valentine's Day.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say a witness found the 8-year-old boy walking alone carrying his 8-month-old brother Sunday night.

Department spokesman Glen Boyd tells Times-Picayune ( that the 8-year-old told a deputy he was looking for his parents. He took deputy to his apartment. Boyd says deputies found two more children, ages 5 and 3.

Deputies say 25-year-old Catherine Brumfield, and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Terrance Swinney, of Metairie, face four counts of child desertion.

Brumfield and Swinney were released Monday on $4,000 and $6,000 bonds, respectively.

Online jail records don't list attorneys to contact for comment on the couple's case.


Information from: The Times-Picayune,