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First-degree murder charge filed in death of 4-year-old boy


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a woman on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 4-year-old boy. Quatavia Givens was initially charged with second-degree murder after Darnell Gray died while she was babysitting him in October 2018 in Jefferson City. A grand jury on Wednesday returned the indictment on first-degree murder, child abuse or neglect, endangering the welfare of a child and abandonment of a corpse. Givens reported the boy missing and said he might have been abducted. His body was found a week later and an autopsy determined he died of blunt force trauma. Givens was arrested in St. Charles Wednesday and is now jailed in Cole County. 

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