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Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicts woman, partner for the murder of 5-year-old girl

Updated: Apr. 3, 2017 at 4:15 PM EDT
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Ursula Owens is charged with felonious assault. (Source: WOIO)
Ursula Owens is charged with felonious assault. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Grand Jury has indicted two women for the death of 5-year-old Ta'Naejah McCloud.

Tequila Crump, 26, the child's mother, and her partner Ursula Owens, 37, are charged with multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and endangering children.

On March 17, McCloud was admitted to University Hospital in full arrest. Owens claimed the child had a seizure, however, doctors discovered the child suffered from severe head and brain trauma as well as older injuries including burns. She died on March 21.

"This is a horrific case of child abuse," said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley. "These women had no regard for this young life and need to be held accountable for their actions."

Owens and Crump are being held on $1,000,000 bond.

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