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Prosecutor charges suspect in Darnell Gray case with murder

Quatavia Givens in court
Quatavia Givens appears with her public defender during a hearing at the Cole County Courthouse.


Cole County Prosecutor Locke Thompson filed a murder charge against the woman suspected in the death of 4-year-old Darnell Gray.

Thompson filed a superceding indictment Tuesday. Online court records show Quatavia Givens is charged with second-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse or neglect resulting in death.

Givens posted bond and was released from the Cole County Jail earlier this month. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem lowered Givens' bond last month from $100,000 cash-only to $5,000 cash or surety.

Thompson initially charged Givens with one count of child abuse or neglect resulting in death.

Her jury trial is scheduled to start in July 2020. 

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