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CALIYAH MCNABB: Georgia v Christopher McNabb & Courtney Bell for murder of 2-week daughter *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  2. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    I wondered that also.
    Poor little thing, just so sad.
    What the heck is wrong with people.
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  3. Anne C.

    Anne C. New Member

    I live here in Covington, and last I heard, the scumbag father was in police custody. He better be glad he is in custody, because people in this town are extremely angry, upset, sad, and sickened. I really think there would be a lynch mob after him if he were free on the streets, even though nothing has been proven yet. We are all just heartbroken, but like some of you mentioned, it didn't sound good from the get-go. RIP beautiful baby.
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  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Hi AnneC. Thanks for joining the discussion.

    I can just imagine how Covington feels like evil has visited - so sad for a community to be united by grief. Whatever happened, & the least would be that the baby passed from natural causes & somebody panicked & his the body.

    One article said a bag of drug paraphernalia was found in the woods. If it is tied to McNabb's home, that explains a lot. Te latest I saw from the Covington paper had a string of mug shots.
  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    We're right there with you! He looks like a seedy character. Are there any thoughts on hus past reputation from the locals?

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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member


    Sorry it is under these sad circumstances. Things like this definitely affect the whole community. :(
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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Grandfather of newborn found dead: ‘He done something to that baby’

    Christopher McNabb has not been charged in connection with the death of his newborn daughter. But the baby’s grandfather feels certain McNabb should be in jail.

    “He done something to that baby,” Tim Bell, Caliyah McNabb’s grandfather, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Sunday evening, McNabb was arrested on an unrelated probation violation, Capt. Keith Crum said. Crum said Monday morning that investigators did not have probable cause to charge anyone in connection with the baby’s death.

    "We've got a dead child, but we don't know what caused the death,” Crum said.

    An autopsy was conducted Monday by the GBI, but preliminary findings have not been released.


    911 caller: Father ‘acting kind of crazy' after baby found dead in woods

    When Christopher McNabb entered a gas station’s convenient store Sunday evening, he was erratically rambling, answering the question that no one had asked him, and without provocation.

    “He just said, ‘I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it; I didn’t do it.’ I said, ‘You know what I’m not from Covington, I don’t know what goes on in Covington. I have nothing to do with it.’ And he said, ‘Well, I didn’t do it.’ He started screaming and hollering and acting kind of crazy. As he went to the door to walk out, I just picked up the phone and called 911,” Julie Hannah, the clerk on duty inside the gas station off GA 36, said.

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  8. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

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  9. Anne C.

    Anne C. New Member

    I don't anything about him personally, but the trailer park is known for a lot of drug activity.
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  10. Anne C.

    Anne C. New Member

    I don't know if it was the same grandfather, but the one I saw interviewed the day the baby was reported missing was already referring to her in the past tense - "She *was* just a tiny little thing," etc.
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Never a good sign when they use past tense. :noway:
  12. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    911 recording reporting missing baby


    calling the baby as if a 9 day old could answer.

    2 year old informed her the baby was gone. waked them up - kinda freaked out.

    Bottle & passy were there, baby & blanket gone.

    dad is walking around the trailer park looking for her because 2 year old said somebody took her.

    not sure of phone number.

    *(and I would like large fries & a coke. )
    if you know what I mean
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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  14. noZme

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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Autopsy reveals baby murdered, father to be charged

    The cause of death of a 2-week old infant whose body was found in the woods Sunday has been determined to be homicide by blunt force head trauma. The father of the baby girl was expected to be charged in connection with her death Wednesday morning.

    “It is going to be blunt force head trauma,” Davis said. “The manner of death is homicide.”

    “At this point, we’re in conference with the District Attorney’s Office,” Alexander said late Tuesday, “to come up with the probable charges. There will be charges coming probably first thing in the morning.”

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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Chris Jose‏Verified account@ChrisJoseWSB 5h5 hours ago
    Newton Co Sheriff’s Office confirms autopsy complete. Caliyah McNabb died of blunt force trauma to the head. Father not charged yet. @wsbtv

    Chris Jose‏Verified account@ChrisJoseWSB 4h4 hours ago
    Caliyah McNabb died of blunt force trauma to the head. Next: Investigators will pursue arrest warrants for Chris McNabb @wsbtv

    Chris Jose‏Verified account@ChrisJoseWSB 2h2 hours ago
    911 call from Caliyah’s mother on Saturday. Her 2-year old daughter noticed Caliyah disappeared.
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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Yeah, I feel like throwing up.
  18. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Did she say the baby was sleeping on the couch? One minute, I think something may have happened while the parents slept, they panicked & attempted a cover-up. to protect the toddler & themselves for being inattentive. I know 5 hours between feedings for a 9 day old preemie seems all wrong.

    Otherwise. McNabb absolutely has history of anger/rage issues. Could something have triggered his resentment or anger - I can believe a hungry baby would cry uncontrollably. And then, the mother's 911 call was disturbing to me.

    Whatever happened, Baby Caliyah never had a chance. Deadly harm happened in her own house.

    UPDATE (Oct. 10, 9:25 p.m.): The Covington News has obtained incident reports from both the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) for Christopher Michael McNabb.

    FCSO makes arrest in 2011

    After witnessing McNabb drive the wrong way down a one-way street, a FCSO deputy attempts a traffic stop on Aug. 2, 2011. McNabb did not stop after the officer turned on his emergency lights, and started a pursuit.

    During the pursuit, the vehicle driven by McNabb, which was stolen from his father, hit a curb and the left front tire was flattened. McNabb continued to flee and eventually stopped in a parking lot and fled on foot.

    Nearly two hours after the initial traffic stop was initiated, deputies located McNabb and he was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license, driving on wrong side of roadway, speeding, stop sign violation, failure to maintain lane and felony fleeing.

    McNabb arrested in 2013 for shoplifting in Covington

    While responding to another incident, a NCSO deputy was approached by a CVS employee claiming McNabb had just left the store, located at the intersection of Highway 36 and the Covington Bypass, after shoplifting.

    Once caught, McNabb provided the wrong name to the deputy before confirming his real identity. Once his real name was provided, an active warrant out of Fayette County was returned.

    All of the stolen items totaled $164.23.

    McNabb was charged with shoplifting, giving false name or information to a law enforcement officer. A hold was also placed on his warrant.

    McNabb cited for incident in Fayette County Jail in 2013

    On Dec. 8, 2013, McNabb was charged with obstruction after failing to follow an order by a Fayette County Jail officer.

    The officer reportedly told McNabb to gather his things and enter a cell to be placed on lockdown. McNabb refused.

    While the officer approached McNabb and attempted to gain control of him, he pulled away and turned away, causing an officer to lose balance. McNabb was tackled to the floor and placed in handcuffs before being escorted out of the unit.

    McNabb nabbed when NCSO searching for another man

    On Oct. 1, 2014, NCSO was serving an arrest warrant on another man when McNabb fled the scene when deputies arrived. Once caught, McNabb told the deputies he had five felony warrants out of other counties. Warrants came back from Coweta County and Fayette County.

    While running after McNabb, a tree hit one of the deputies in the face, causing a cut on his eyelid.

    McNabb was charged with willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, simple battery on an officer and terroristic threats and acts.


    UPDATE (Oct. 10, 8:20 p.m.): The Covington News has obtained the audio recording of the 911 calls reporting Christopher Michael McNabb had been spotted at a gas station on Highway 36 Sunday evening.

    911 Audio - Gas Station1
    911 Audio - Gas Station2
    911 Audio - Gas Station3

    In the recordings, callers reported McNabb telling people "he didn't do it."

  19. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Newton County authorities on Wednesday confirmed four charges against McNabb:
    Malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, and concealing a death.

    "The suspect did wrap the victim in a t-shirt and a blanket that came from the residence and did place her in a draw string carry bag that has been identified as Mr. McNabb's. Mr. McNabb then carried the victim to the woods and attempted to conceal her body by covering her with debris. "

    McNabb remains in custody in the Newton County Jail without bond. His first appearance before a judge will be on Thursday.

  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Transcript of 911 call reporting little Caliyah McNabb missing

    The transcript of the 911 call from mother Courtney Bell is as follows:

    911: Newton County 911, what's the emergency?

    Bell: I have a 2-year-old and a 2-week-old, and my 2-week-old is not in her sleeper. Her passy is on the floor.

    911: She's not in her sleeper?

    Bell: She's not in her sleeper - she's not here. I looked -- I looked in her clothes and everything.

    911: What's your address, ma'am?

    Bell: [redacted] -- yes. Lot 31...

    911: Do you think somebody took her, ma'am?

    Bell: My child said -- my 2-year-old said she's gone. And I looked everywhere in the house -- I don't know another possibility.

    911: What lot number are you at?

    Bell: 31...

    911: Okay, you said you were sleep and you woke up and she was gone?

    Bell: Yes. My...my 2-year-old came and woke me up...I was sleep on the couch. (yelling for someone off phone)

    911: Okay... (typing)... How old is she, ma'am?

    Bell: Two weeks old.

    911: Okay... (typing)... Who else would have come in your house?

    Bell: I... I mean... As far as I know, nobody would have came in my house... My 2-year-old said papa, but I called my dad and I called my grandparents, but they don't have her... My dad's on the way here now.

    911: Okay... (typing)...

    Bell: (Unintelligible yell at someone off phone)...

    911: All right, how long have you been sleep?

    Bell: Ummm.... The last time I woke with her was... I guess around 5, maybe...

    911: Okay... (typing)... So you were sleep since 5:00? (typing)

    Bell: Yes... I didn't mean to sleep on the couch, I sat down for a minute after dealing with her all night.

    911: So could you tell that someone had been there? Was here blanket there? Gone?

    Bell: Um. her blanket is gone, her passy is here on the floor. Her blanket is not with us. I don't know where -- I mean, I guess... I don't know... I guess it's with her.

    911: (typing)... Okay...

    Bell: And I have clothes in totes, but I've looked all in them, and she's not here.... (sobbing)

    911: (typing) Is there anything else missing, like a baby bag that she would have or anything else?

    Bell: No... Her bottle's here... On top of my shelf...

    911: Okay -- what about --

    Bell: In my bathroom on my vanity, I'm sorry...

    911: Ma'am?

    Bell: Huh?

    911: What about anything else that could be gone that could be hers that could have gone with her?

    Bell: Um... No. Nothing else. Just her and her blanket.

    911: The only thing that's missing is her and her blanket?

    Bell: Yes.

    911: You didn't talk to the dad? Or her grandma or anybody else?

    Bell: Her dad was here -- her dad's with us, and -- and he's walking around the car looking for her... Because my 2-year-old's -- I asked someone to come and take her and he said yes, but I... she's 2, so I can free that or not...

    911: Did you look through everything? Under the bed?

    Bell: Yes' ma'am...

    911: In bathrooms?

    Bell: Yes, ma'am...

    911: Okay... (typing)... All right... (typing)... What's your name, ma'am?

    Bell: Courtney Bell. C-O-U-R-T-N-E-Y, B-E-L-L...

    911: Just to let you know, Cortney, they've been on the way out there, I'm just getting this to update them.... What's your phone number?

    Bell: Um... I'm not sure of this number where I'm at... The phone was busted the other day... This is my mother's phone she's been letting me use...

    911: So it's you and the dad -- I'm just trying to get the understanding to let them know on the questions they're asking me -- You and the dad were sleeping, or he just came back home?

    Bell: No, me and him woke up together. She woke us both up together.

    911: Okay, she woke the two of you up together and told you the baby was gone?

    Bell: Yes.

    911: Okay.

    Bell: She was kind of freaked out... I mean, I don't -- I don't know -- 'cause she was just standing there besides the couch in the corner, and I told her 'come here,' and I told my baby's dad to go check on Caliyah, and he was talking about 'she's not here, she's not in here...'

    911: Okay, well the police should be in the area, now.

    Bell: Thank you...

    911: I'll go ahead and let you go, okay?

    Bell: Thanks.


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