A 41-year-old Normal woman was charged Wednesday with murder for allegedly kicking an 8-year-old and causing fatal injuries earlier this year.
Cynthia M. Baker, also known as Cynthia M. Clay, is charged with murder, aggravated battery of a child, and aggravated domestic battery. Authorities said Baker kicked the child in the abdomen, causing massive internal injuries. The child died Jan. 26 after being transported to a Peoria hospital, police said.
The child was not identified. Authorities said the child was Baker's "family or household member." They lived in the 400 block of Stanhope Lane in Normal.
A grand jury indicted Baker on Wednesday. She was arrested later in the day. She's now being held at the McLean County jail.
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