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Mother charged in infant deaths

Friday, July 16, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 10:10 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Moberly woman was arrested Thursday morning and charged with murder in connection with the deaths just over a year apart of her two infant children.

Carla Clay, 23, was arraigned before Randolph County Associate Circut Judge Scott Haynes Thursday afternoon on two counts of first-degree murder. She is being held on $1 million bond in the Randolph County Jail.

According to a news release from the Moberly Police Department, on the morning of June 8, 2003, emergency services responded to a call that a 2-month-old boy at the Clay home in the 900 block of Fisk Avenue was not breathing. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just over a year later, shortly after 4 a.m. on June 21, emergency services responded to a call that a baby girl at the Clay home was not breathing. The child was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Fusselman declined to provide further details on the deaths, including whether Clay had been the subject of an investigation in the wake of the first child’s death.

“There was another infant child born to the same mother, and there was a child death that was also investigated,” Fusselman said.

He said the investigation is being conducted by the Moberly Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri’s State Child Death Technical Assist Team, the Randolph County Coroner and the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office.


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