Tennessee mother, boyfriend charged after death of 23-month-old child


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COOKEVILLE, Tennessee — A Middle Tennessee woman and her boyfriend have been indicted following the death of her 23-month-old child.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that a DeKalb County grand jury charged 23-year-old Cody Key with felony murder and aggravated child abuse and 19-year-old Jessica May with aggravated child neglect. Key and May were arrested at their home in Smithville.

They are charged in the May 17 death of Colten Alexander May. Police said Cody Key reported to officers that he found the child unresponsive while baby-sitting him.

Key was being held on $1 million bond and May on $300,000 bond.

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