Judge: 1 trial for parents charged in baby daughter’s death
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The parents accused of killing their 2-week-old baby in an Atlanta suburb will stand trial together on charges including second-degree murder.
Christopher McNabb and Cortney Bell are accused in the death of Caliyah McNabb. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports prosecutors argued Thursday that the two should be tried together, and Judge John Ott agreed.
Prosecutors say the Newton County parents admitted they smoked meth before putting Caliyah and her 2-year-old sister to bed in October. Caliyah was missing from her family’s mobile home the next morning, and authorities mounted a massive search. McNabb pleaded publicly for the baby’s safe return.
Caliyah’s body was discovered in a gym bag in the woods near her home during the second day of searching.
The trial is scheduled for Aug. 13.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com