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Grand jury indicts West Palm Beach woman in July death of child

Takeea Mattai, 23, charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse
Posted at 11:52 AM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 11:52:25-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Palm Beach County grand jury has indicted a West Palm Beach woman on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Takeea Mattai, 23, was arrested Thursday by West Palm Beach police and booked into the main Palm Beach County jail.

According to the indictment, which was unsealed Thursday, Mattai killed a child in July by "inflicting and causing blunt force trauma to her head."

The child's identity was redacted from the true bill.

Mattai was being held without bond. Her arraignment was set for Jan. 7.