Durham mom arrested for murder of infant daughter

Melanie Lashay Battle and baby Tameya Rodgers

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A 22-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday by Durham police in the May 2014 death her daughter.

Melanie Lashay Battle was charged with murder in the death of 15-month-old Tameya Rodgers, police said

The medical examiner’s report said Rodger’s died of blunt force trauma.

Battle was arrested by members of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

She is currently being held at the Halifax County jail without bond.

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