UPDATE: Andrews Woman Indicted For Capital Murder of Toddler

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UPDATE: According to the indictment, Mandi Joy McDaniel faces one count of capital murder and another count of felony murder. The document shows that on December 13, 2012, McDaniel intentionally or knowingly caused the death of toddler Zula Grey Johnson by "striking the head with or against a hard or soft object or suface."


ANDREWS - According to the Andrews County Sheriff's Office, on February 20th, 2013, the grand jury for Andrews County met to consider the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of a 15 month-old toddler occurring back in December of 2012 in Andrews, Texas.

After a lengthy and thorough investigation by the Andrews County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers, the case was presented to the grand jury.

The grand jury issued an indictment against Mandy Joy McDaniel for Capital Murder. "This is the first step in the process of seeking justice for this child and her family and I can assure you that this office, working with law enforcement, will take all the steps necessary to effectively and efficiently prosecute this individual to the fullest extent of the law," says Andrews County District Attorney Timothy J. Mason.

McDaniel is currently locked up in the Andrews County Jail.

NewsWest 9 is working on getting more details.