Quatavia Givens
A 2019 file photo of Jefferson City murder suspect Quatavia Givens, who's now been indicted by a Cole County grand jury for first degree murder.

UPDATE: Cole County grand jury indicts woman for first degree murder in 2018 Jefferson City child’s death

A Jefferson City woman is jailed without bond this (Thursday) morning, after being indicted for first degree murder and three other felonies for the 2018 death of a four-year-old child.

Quatavia Givens
A 2019 file photo of Jefferson City murder suspect Quatavia Givens, who’s now been indicted by a Cole County grand jury for first degree murder.

Jefferson City Police say Quatavia Givens was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in St. Charles.

Cole County Prosecutor Locke Thompson dismissed the original charges filed against Givens on Wednesday, which included second degree murder. The Cole County grand jury then returned its indictment.

Givens is accused of killing four-year-old Darnell Gray in October 2018. Gray’s body was found near Louis Circle in Jefferson City, after days of searches from JCPD officers and volunteers.

Givens was caring for Gray at the time.

Givens’ initial arraignment in Cole County Circuit Court hasn’t been set yet.

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