NASHVILLE, N.C. — A Nashville mother was arrested for first-degree murder in the death of her child Thursday.
Nash County sherrif's officers reported that Latonya Smith admitted to abusing her 23-month-old daughter, Mikayla Manning.
Medical personnel called authorities Thursday afternoon after Mikayla was brought to Pitt Memorial Hospital with a skull fracture and other injuries. The child later died of her injuries and charges were brought against the mother.
Smith was being held without bond.