Parents Arrested After Baby Dies In Deerfield Beach
Wendy Previl & Shaneka Dean Charged With Aggravated Manslaughter Of A Child
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — BSO arrested the parents of 1-year-old Zair Cenatus who they say are responsible for the child’s death.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit detectives arrested the parents of a 1-year-old child for aggravated manslaughter of a child.
According to detectives, at approximately 3:03 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2022, BSO Deerfield Beach District deputies responded to 218 S.W. Third St. in reference to a medical emergency. Upon arrival, they discovered a child in medical distress. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported the child to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
A lengthy investigation by BSO Homicide and Crime Scene unit investigators revealed that the child’s parents, Shaneka Dean and Wendy Previl, failed to provide the care, supervision, and services necessary for 1-year-old Zaire Cenatus. As a result of this culpable negligence, the child died from a lethal intoxication of drugs, including fentanyl. Dean and Previl were also charged with possession of fentanyl. BSO arrested Dean and Previl on Monday, Jan. 9.