Mother and boyfriend charged with murder in death of 2-year-old Opelika girl


Opelika’s mother and her boyfriend have been charged in the death of a 2-year-old girl last week.

Opelika police announced the arrests of Chasity Umeko Baker, 28, and Jamario Emmanuel Mitchell, 28, on Monday night’s murder charges.

A 2-year-old girl was found dead on Friday. Authorities have not yet publicly released her name or how she was killed.

According to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris and Opelika police, officers responded to a 911 call Friday morning at a home on Cherry Avenue. Once at the scene, first responders found the girl unresponsive, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The child’s body was taken to the Alabama Department of Pathology in Montgomery for post-mortem examination. No other details have been released.

Baker and Mitchell are being held in the Lee County Jail on $ 450,000 bond.

The investigation into the girl’s death is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Division of the Opelika Police Department at 334-705-5220 or the Confidential Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665. Suggestions can also be made through our Opelika police mobile page.


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