Durham mother charged in child's 2014 murder

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Durham police have charged a woman with the death of her toddler.

Melanie Lashay Battle, 22, was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder in the May 2014 death of her 15-month-old daughter, Tameya Rodgers.

According to the medical examiner's report, the child died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Police say child was killed at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Hardee Street.

During her first court appearance Thursday morning, Battle barely acknowledged anyone in the courtroom before being denied bond.

ABC11 called her family in Enfield following her arrest, but they declined to answer any questions.

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