UPDATE: The jury has found Christopher McNabb and Cortney Bell guilty on all charges.
Christopher McNabb and Cortney Bell are on trial in Newton County for the 2017 murder of their 2-week-old daughter. The legal proceedings have been both contentious and emotional.
Little Caliyah was born prematurely in late September 2017 and weighed only five pounds at birth.
Two weeks later, Bell frantically called 911 to report her daughter missing. She and McNabb said they had fed the infant at 5 a.m. and seen her safe again at 9 a.m. after waking to a text.
They say they fell back asleep and, when they woke again at 10:30 a.m. to her 2-year-old sister Clarissa yelling, "Sissy gone, sissy gone!" Caliyah had disappeared. Her body was found the next day in a wooded area not far from their home. She was only 15 days old.
Prosecutors have painted the pair as negligent parents who did drugs, were often violent with each other and cannot maintain a consistent story or timeline. The defense has argued police targeted them simply because it was the easiest route to take, and that the state doesn't have the hard evidence to clear the reasonable doubt burden.
A Covington jury, ultimately, will have to decide what happened Oct. 7, 2017 to 15-day-old Caliyah McNabb.