Cortney Bell, 24, was indicted on second-degree murder, child cruelty and child deprivation charges, Newton DA Layla Zon said. All three are felonies, and Bell was arrested Saturday afternoon. She was being held without bond Sunday at the county jail.
Bell called 911 on Oct. 7 to report that little Caliyah McNabb was missing from the family’s mobile home. The following day, the baby’s body was found and investigators arrested her father, Christopher McNabb. An autopsy determined Caliyah died from blunt force trauma to the head.