Norman was arrested after her four-month-old baby was found unresponsive suffering from multiple injuries including blunt force head trauma, lacerated frenulum, bruising to face, long bone fractures of varying ages and rib fractures of varying ages. The New Orleans Coroner’s Office ultimately ruled the manner of death a homicide caused by blunt force head injuries. Norman is alleged to have caused these injuries while acting as the child’s sole caregiver. At the time of the homicide, Norman was wanted on an arrest warrant issued for her for domestic abuse battery of the baby’s father.

Norman was indicted on one count of second degree murder, obstruction of justice in a first degree murder investigation and domestic abuse battery first offense.