Citrus County mom charged in 2-year-old’s death

A Citrus County mother accused of slamming her crying toddler’s head against a wall and killing was ordered held with no bond Friday by a judge.

Chelsea Marie Huggett, 21, was arrested Thursday after detectives said she admitted to killing her daughter, 2-year-old Aliyah Marie Branum. The medical examiner’s office ruled the child died from blunt force trauma.

Huggett, who is eighth months pregnant by her boyfriend, faces charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. Aliyah’s father is in the military and out of state.About 4 a.m. April 26, she slammed the girl’s head into the bedroom wall and head-butted her, investigators said. The child lost consciousness and never regained it, the affidavit said. She lay in bed with the unconscious child and failed to seek medical treatment, the affidavit said.

A roommate reportedly called 911.

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