COVINGTON, Ga. – With her eyes closed tight, Caliyah McNabb sleeps soundly wearing a teeny, pastel-colored cloth cap, which envelopes her delicate head. Her tiny, pink fleece onesie, with happy, brown, bow-wearing bears, is snapped into place and zipped up to her porcelain-like face. Stitched to the left of her outfit, is a brown label with pink letters: “Daddy’s Girl.”
It’s one of the only photos the 2-week-old baby’s family has left of her after police found her dead in the woods in Covington, Ga., on Sunday, Oct. 8. She was found wrapped inside a blue cloth underneath a log about a quarter of a mile from where the McNabbs lived in the Eagle Point Trailer Park, Newton County Sheriff's Capt. Keith Crum said.
After reviewing her body, the medical examiner revealed on Tuesday, Oct. 10, that she had died from blunt force trauma to her head.
Her 27-year-old father, Chris McNabb was charged the next day with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing a death.
How did he get to the point where, police say, he killed his infant daughter?
According to an extensive amount of records, his criminal career began when he was 14 years old. It was a precursor to more than a decade of running away, stealing and assault - tragically ending with allegedly killing his daughter.