TERRYTOWN, La. (WDSU) —The Riley family has confirmed a third child has died as a result of injuries sustained in a brutal attack in Terrytown on Wednesday.
Terrance Leonard, 33, confessed to the attacks on four children and one woman.
Officials said Leonard used the hammer to beat the children while they slept and told detectives he had used crack cocaine.
Two of the children died at the home. Two others were taken to a hospital, where one succumbed to injuries Monday night.
Leonard is also accused of waiting for his girlfriend, Kristina Riley, to come home and bludgeon her to death.
Riley was the mother of three of the kids and the aunt of one of the others.
He currently faces three counts of first-degree murder, though a fourth count is now expected.
The fourth child is still in the hospital.