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No bond for Newton County mother accused of killing 2-week-old Caliyah

The mother accused of killing her 2-week-old baby isn’t eligible for bond,  a Newton County magistrate judge said Monday. 

A grand jury on Friday indicted Cortney Marie Bell with second-degree murder, cruelty to children and child deprivation in the October death of baby Caliyah McNabb. Bell, 24, was arrested Saturday in the parking lot of a Covington Home Depot, according to investigators. 

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Bell is accused of causing the baby “cruel and excessive pain through infliction upon her of blunt force trauma to the head,” her indictment states. She also allegedly failed to provide Caliyah with “adequate supervision necessary for such child’s well-being.” 

On Oct. 7, Bell called 911 to report the baby missing from the family’s mobile home. The following day, Caliyah’s body was found in the woods near her home. Christopher McNabb, the baby’s father, was charged with her murder and has remained in jail without bond. McNabb, 27, was also indicted Friday. 

Bell and McNabb are both scheduled for arraignment on Jan. 23. 

nvestigators say Chris McNabb tried to hide from police after he learned volunteers found the infant’s body in the woods.

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