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Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 7:06am.

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- Authorities have charged a Fayetteville mother with killing her 1-year-old child after officials determined the infant died from bodily trauma. The Cumberland County Sheriff's says 24-year-old Malissa Yates was arrested Monday afternoon. She is being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Authorities say Yates assaulted her son last July, and the state medical examiner determined that the child died of blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen. Yates is scheduled to make a first court appearance Tuesday. It's not clear whether she has an attorney. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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