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Charge Cortney Bell for her role in the Murder of her 2 week old baby girl, Caliyah McNabb

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We are the Founders of The Happy Heart Foundation, a national organization that works tirelessly to prevent child abuse and neglect among many other efforts to ensure children are safe and have happy hearts as a birth right. I became aware of the case of Caliyah McNabb when it garnered a great deal of outrage and media coverage. Her story reached the globe and at least hundreds of thousands and thousands in a small community who were in shock and grief for the heinous murder of a tiny and innocent baby, her life matters. She is one of 1,500 or more children who will die this year alone in America from child abuse and neglect. We want to see a change and implore you to listen and see the great need to charge this woman for her actions, otherwise, she is subject to harming others, if not more children.

 September 23, 2017, 2 week old Caliyah McNabb was born prematurely, just a sweet bundle of love and purity she found her way home from the comfort and safety of the hospital to the home where she would be viciously killed by those who were supposed to love her and protect her. Caliyah went home at just over 5 pounds, small and perfect. It wouldn't be long before baby Caliyah was reported missing from her bedroom in the Eagle Mobile Home Park of Covington, Ga late Saturday morning October 7, 2017 according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. She was found dead Sunday in woods behind the family’s home, October 8, 2017. She was found wrapped in a blanket, then put in a bag and thrown out. On Wednesday of the following week, October 11, 2017, Christopher Michael McNabb, 27, of Covington, Georgia, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing a death. He is the biological father of Caliyah.


On the night Caliyah went missing, the only people in the tiny single unit trailer of approximately 1,000 square feet were Chris McNabb, Cortney Bell, the mother, and their other biological child, Clarysa McNabb age, 2. Caliyah McNabb was very likely crying and that angered the selfish, drug addicted McNabb and he bashed her skull with an object or perhaps smashed her against an object, killing her. Reports indicate this act may have been premeditated and it stands to reason, this murder was well thought out and that maybe Caliyah was asleep or was involuntarily twitching her little arms and legs as babies do when she was beaten to death. The act itself is unconscionable but another maybe more disturbing factor, no one heard anything? We, the people do not believe that to be true. Cortney heard, she had to have been awakened by the cries of her own baby before she was attacked, or by the father's commotion in a fueled fit of rage while attacking the baby or shortly thereafter. After McNabb killed his daughter, Cortney Bell wasn't aroused by him putting her in a bag and walking out the front door just inches from the sofa she alleges to have been asleep on, she didn't hear a single sound waking her until 10:00 am in a tiny dilapidated trailer made with thin prefabricated materials? A baby battered just feet away with an object causing what was described by the M.E. as a "disfiguring skull fracture" and Cortney Bell her own mother, didn't hear or see anything? We do not feel this reasonable or possible at all and it is just ridiculous to think that not only did she not hear anything but that she laid her premature infant down and didn't check on her for 5 hours, she wasn't alarmed or worried at all about her baby not crying out for food before that time? Cortney failed her children. Cortney had already been accused the week prior of abandoning her children at the home of her cousin. She neglected her 2 daughters and was a well-known and admitted methamphetamine user and yet, was able to maintain custody and then lie to police about her involvement in the death of her 2 week old? This is outrageous! The Happy Heart Foundation requests your inquisition into this egregious failure and demand respectfully madam that you bring charges against Cortney Bell for her role in the murder and hiding of her baby's body.


Please, Ms. Zon review Georgia criminal law code § 16-5-70. Cruelty to children we believe you have cause to charge and arrest Ms. Bell under section (c) and section (2) Furthermore, there is reasonable evidence to support charging Cortney Bell under criminal law § 16-5-72. Reckless abandonment under section (a) for abandoning her children 4 days prior to the murder of Caliyah McNabb with her cousin as reported on the 911 call by Cortney Bell's father, Tim Bell.


By not charging Cortney Bell making her responsible for the murder of her daughter, she becomes a direct threat to society. She becomes a threat to children she may have in the future and children she encounters in her life, she has shown a complete lack of empathy and disregard for human life, that doesn't make her a killer but it does speak volumes about her capacity to kill and hide the killing of her baby for a man. Cortney will kill again, the fact is, without these charges she is free to continue to use and abuse not only drugs but the community and more children. It is our duty, your fiduciary duty madam to protect and advocate for the children in Newton County, or we fear your desk will be covered with more cases like Caliyah McNabb's. These travesties cease when outstanding people like yourself say NO and fight using our justice to system to prosecute these monsters. Children are becoming less afraid of the monsters in their closets and more afraid of their parents who become these monsters. We do not just implore you Ms. Zon but beg you and petition you to do everything in your power to end this. To stand up for Caliyah, who was born only to die before her tiny hands uncurled or her small and fragile face could even smile. CHARGE CORTNEY BELL FOR HER ROLE IN THE MURDER OF HER DAUGHTER, 2 WEEK OLD CALIYAH CLAIRE MCNABB.


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