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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

    ^^^^ when Bell turned the phone away & was yelling for someone, I understood her to be calling Caliyah.

    And it was fuzzy to me because I understood her to say she fell asleep on the couch, but later she said she & McNabb were sleeping together when the 2 year old awakened them.

    I've followed so many cases, I don't trust anybody now.
  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Detectives allege that not only did McNabb kill his 2-week-old, who disappeared on Saturday, but also that he planned her murder and the effort to hide her body in a duffel bag in the woods.

    Police told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr that the suspect, Chris McNabb, was not just a dad who snapped.

    “It's just so heart-rending to have a little 15-day-old baby, a little helpless baby, and something bad has happened to them,” said Capt. Keith Crum.

    “It's possible that more charges will be coming, but we don't have any other suspects at this point,” Crum said.

    We’re talking to authorities about a possible motive in the murder, on Channel 2 Action News.

  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    :thud: PLANNED to murder his two-week-old precious baby?
    There are so many other ways to get out of being a father.
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  4. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    I'm wondering now about "IF" he might have been in jail about 8-10 months ago...kwim?
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  5. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I do. That has been on my mind.
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  8. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

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  9. patsella

    patsella Bronze Member

    Thank you for the updates.
  10. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    scroll down

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  12. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Grand jury indicts man with murder in death of 2-week-old daughter

    Christopher Michael McNabb, 27. was indicted on eight charges, including malice murder, felony murder, second-degree murder, aggravated battery and concealing the death of another. McNabb is accused of killing baby Caliyah inside the family’s home by striking her in the head, according to investigators. Then, he allegedly wrapped her in a blanket and T-shirt, put her in a bag and attempted to hide her under debris.


    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
  13. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Why did baby Caliyah have to die? Community wants answers
    Oct 14, 2017

    “I don’t understand, being a mother and grandmother,” neighbor Linda Pace said Friday as she stood outside. “This was a precious baby.”

    More than 17 years earlier, when the same mobile home park was called Pine Valley, William David Riley set fire to his trailer, killing his three children, ages 6, 5 and 3. Riley was later convicted of malice murder and arson and sentenced to death. The August 2000 tragedy, Pace said, was one she could never forget. Now, the life of another young neighbor has been taken.

    “There’s a lot more questions than answers,” Pace said.

    Baby Caliyah’s disappearance was a crime that sounded unbelievable from the start, some neighbors say. Had someone really kidnapped the newborn while her parents slept? Some in the community were immediately skeptical, but many offered to help look for Caliyah. As the hours passed, it seemed less likely there would be a happy reunion, though some held out hope.

    “I prayed someone had her,” said Sherron Fontenot, who has lived in the mobile home next door to the family for six weeks

    Pace, who lives two homes down from Fontenot, has called Eagle Point home for 26 years, and her grown daughter now lives next door with two grandchildren. It’s a poor, rental community, but it’s been cleaned up over the years, she said. And it’s usually quiet, but that changed when sheriff’s deputies arrived to search for Caliyah.

    Fontenot watched McNabb yell in front of a television camera that he wanted his baby back, and she desperately hoped the baby would be found unharmed. She cried when she learned Caliyah’s fate.

    “She was dead,” Fontenot whispered. “He was so sincere.”

  14. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    UPDATE (Oct. 14, 8 a.m.): The Covington News obtained transcripts of two 911 calls reported from Lot 31 of the Eagle Point Mobile Home Park prior to the Oct. 7 incident. According to the transcripts, 911 calls were made on Aug. 22 and Oct. 3.

    neighbor's "busting windows" call - 911 Audio - Aug. 22

    Courtney Bell had left her 2 year old & newborn at her cousin's house overnight & her "dad & grand parents came to get them.". According to the Oct. 3 transcript, the complainant's parents picked up both her two-year-old daughter and newborn without her permission. She was able to get her two-year-old out of the vehicle, but the newborn had left the scene with her parents. Courtney Bell said she "didn't see an issue" with leaving her children at her cousin's for a day & overnight. Caliyah would have been one week old!
    Oct. 3 Cortney Bell call
    Courtney's father's side of the story. The cousin couldn't get in touch with Courtney or McNabb so she called him. He felt the children had been abandoned by the parents & went to pick them up. When he got home, he called police to say he had the baby.
    911 Audio - Oct. 3 Tim Bell


    UPDATE (Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m.): A family member of Caliyah C. McNabb has asked The Covington News to advise community members that the funeral for Caliyah has already happened. Any ******** campaigns set up to fund funeral expenses are a not connected with the family. The News will keep you informed if the family sets up any donation opportunities.
    The family member asked to remain unnamed.
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

    In case anyone wonders why we don't promote any fundraising, just read this part. Be very careful where you donate!
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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Mother arrested in connection with 2-week-old baby's death

    Police have arrested a mother in connection with the death of her 2-week-old daughter.

    The baby's mother, Cortney Bell, was arrested Saturday in connection with her death.

    Bell was arrested in a Home Depot parking lot in Conyers. She has been charged with murder in the second degree, cruelty to children and deprivation of a minor.

    A 911 call obtained by Channel 2 Action News reveals a 2-year old child was the first person to notice her newborn sister disappeared.

    "My 2-year old says she's gone. I've looked everywhere in the house and I don't know another possibility," said Bell to a Newton County 911 operator.


    Georgia mother of 2-week-old girl found dead in woods arrested

    The mother of a two-week-old infant girl who died from blunt force head trauma last year was arrested on Saturday.

    Cortney Bell was arrested and charged with murder, according to the Newton County sheriff's department, after the girl’s father, Christopher McNabb, made his first grand jury appearance on Friday.

    According to Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon, a grand jury returned an indictment of second-degree murder, cruelty to children in the second degree, and felony deprivation of a minor.

    Police said McNabb struck the infant with an unknown object, which caused her skull "to be seriously disfigured and damaged beyond repair," according to McNabb's arrest warrant.

    The warrant also said McNabb wrapped his daughter's body in a t-shirt and blanket before putting her in a drawstring bag and hiding her in the woods.

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  17. noZme

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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    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.

    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.”

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

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  19. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Jackie Gutknecht
    Updated: Jan. 19, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

    COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington News and WSB-TV have exclusively been approved to bring cameras into the courtroom Tuesday for the arraignment of Christopher Michael McNabb and Cortney Marie Bell, the parents accused of killing their 15-day-old daughter Caliyah C. McNabb.
  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Newton parents plead not guilty to murder of their infant daughter

    The parents accused of killing their 2-week-old daughter pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon in a Newton County courtroom.

    Christopher McNabb, 27, and Cortney Bell, 24, both wore civilian clothes for their arraignment instead of their jail-issued uniforms. The hearing lasted less than five minutes before the two were led back to their cells, where both are being held without bond on murder charges.

    McNabb and Bell are scheduled for their next court appearances on April 10.

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