The Opelika Police Department announced an arrest in a cold case involving the murder of a 4-month-old baby.
The child, Jarquavious Hughley, was found dead on April 23, 2000, at a home in the 400 block of Raintree Street after police responded to a call about an unresponsive infant. No arrests were made at the time, and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.
Twenty-two years later, police reviewed the case with the Lee County District Attorney's Office and found enough evidence to charge the mother of the child, Tomeika Hughley, and her associate Bobby Beaty with murder.
U.S. Marshals arrested Beaty, 42, in Opelika on August 3 and Hughley, 43, in Daytona Beach, Fla. on August 27.
Hughley is also facing charges of chemical endangerment of a child in an unrelated case.
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