Agent.  After the death of the little Baptist in the nursery, the parents feel "completely ignored"

Agent. After the death of the little Baptist in the nursery, the parents feel "completely ignored"

Master Goudenege and his colleague Master Renaudie with the parents of little Baptist. (©The Republican 47)

“We feel like we don’t exist, we need answers,” says the mother Baptistdied July 25, 2022 in Bethlehem agenais.

According to the autopsy, Baptiste would have died of the syndrome Sudden infant death syndrome. His parents believe there would be a breach of protocol caused his deathWhere Stop that the child is saved in time.

If the investigation is indeed ongoing, since the death of their five-month-old son, the parents feel “completely ignored” speak judicial system and thereby Bethlehem.

Their lawyer, Maître Goudenège, to allow them “to have access to information about the investigation, to have answers and to be actors in this matter”. initiation of a judicial investigation.

Lack of communication

We are not getting any information, we need answers! Can you imagine the millions of questions that have been running through our heads for two months? We have the impression that we are standing in the way, that we do not exist.

The parents of little Baptista

“There is too much distance between the investigation and them,” says Maître Jean-François Renaudie, who also accompanies the child’s parents: “in the reconstruction process it is necessary to understand, and there they cannot mourn“.

Baptista’s family would not receive almost no communication not even from the nursery.

We walked through the daycare center with our baby’s body in our arms and since then the structure has never contacted us other than to tell us that the daycare center will be administratively closed.

Baptist’s father

Court information

Baptista’s parents carried complaint against Xa few days after his death, for manslaughter with insufficient supervision.

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Baptiste’s parents’ lawyer, Maître Goudenège, fears that the case will put away. “We have to keep digging: it’s not because there’s sudden death that there’s no killing.” »

and Agent of the public prosecutor’s officewho is in charge of the case wants to be reassuring.

The case is far from closed and we are ensuring that all aspects of this matter are being investigated. We are not just considering a simple medical cause. It must be determined whether foul play is involved and, if so, what mechanism led to the child’s death; or to see if everything has been done to save it.

Agent of the public prosecutor’s office

However, the current investigation does not allow communication with the Baptista family collected information ; for that “it would be necessary, I repeat, to open a judicial investigation; parents are excluded and this locks them in silence”, says the lawyer.

We are ready to hear everything. We just want to understand, regardless of explanation.

Baptista’s mother

Because monitoring protocol he continues to ask them questions from the nursery. Master Goudenège clarifies: “He must know: were there mistakes and what? Insufficient supervision or adherence to instructions? Lack of training in first aid gestures? “.


At 6 a.m. on July 25, when Baptista’s mother dropped her son off at daycare, she says she notified staff.

“I explained clearly that he was starting to turn, but that he was often stuck on his stomach. I said it’s dangerous when you’re not around and the staff member I spoke to said it used to be. The police station told us he was found on the stomach. »

According to Baptista’s mother, “the SAMU doctor who tried to resuscitate my child said with certainty that when he did he had been dead for an hour or two“.

However, a protocol shared by the nursery after Baptista’s death confirms that monitoring – which consists of making sure the baby is “progressing well by checking its breathing, position on its back and colouring” – must be “carried out”. every 15 minutes maximum from the first sleeping child”.

Baptista’s mother told the Republican several days after her son’s death: “We cannot hear that our son died 1 to 2 hours before resuscitation and then we were told that protocols were followed. If they were in place, they would be revived earlier. »


The attorney for the child’s parents explains: “The protocol was communicated good after Baptista’s death, after a conversation with the branch council, which accepted the parents. »

His colleague, Maître Renaudie, adds: “Was it a protocol that existed before or was it created in response to this conversation? His post-interview broadcast raises questions.

of answers : This is what Baptist’s parents desperately need. And their lawyer confirms this: “This is going through the initiation of a judicial investigation, which we continue to demand.”

Master Renaudie concludes, “Their son is no simple message.”

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