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Plymouth Woman Indicted On A Reckless Endangerment Charge In Death Of Infant

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A Plymouth woman has been indicted on a charge of Reckless Endangerment of a Child in the death of her two month-old, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Today, a Plymouth County grand jury returned one indictment charging Tara Chevalier, 39, in the death of her infant, two month-old, Carter Chevalier.

On June 14, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Plymouth Police received two 911 calls from Tara Chevalier reporting that she herself was suffering a medical episode, and that her baby was deceased. Plymouth Police and Brewster Emergency Medical Services responded to the address on Marc Drive in Plymouth. Upon arrival, Tara Chevalier was treated by first responders and transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth.

Investigators located an unresponsive male infant laying in a bassinet. The victim was determined to be deceased on scene and was identified as Carter Chevalier.

Plymouth Police contacted Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced.

As a result of the investigation and the indictment alleges that Tara Chevalier, as Carter Chevalier’s mother and primary custodian, failed to take reasonable steps to engage in medical treatment for him.

Tara Chevalier will be arraigned on the charge in superior court at a later date.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Alex Zane, and was investigated by Massachusetts State Police and Plymouth Police. 

May 27, 2022