- BSO Case Number:
- Deerfield Beach
- Place of Occurrence:
- 218 S.W. Third St., Deerfield Beach
- Zaire Cenatus, 1, 3/24/2021, male, Deerfield Beach (DECEASED)
- Suspect 1:
- Wendy Previl, 30, 4/30/1992, male, 140 N.E. 26th St., Pompano Beach
- Suspect 2:
- Shaneka Dean, 33, 11/11/1989, female, 218 S.W. Third St., Deerfield Beach
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. reference 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.
Homicide Sgt. K. Forsberg, CID
Homicide Det. S. Cottam, CID
Homicide Det. J. Curcio, CID
THIS REPORT BY:
Carey Codd/Sr. PIO
Deerfield Beach, BSFR