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Nacogdoches Grand Jury indicts woman for toddler death

Joy Yates mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Joy Yates mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) -

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches Grand Jury has indicted a woman in connection to her three-year-old girl's death in May 2009.

Joy Fay Yates, 24, is formally charged with three counts of injury to a child.

Yates was arrested last Friday after authorities say they learned she had learned a charge was imminent and applied for a passport.

Nacogdoches County Deputy Constable Rusty Allen arrested Yates on FM 2259 in Woden. 

Yates was previously cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of her daughter, Kaylen Broumley. Her then-boyfriend, Anthony Roberts, 38, of Laneville, was charged last year with capital murder.

Roberts pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of injury to a child in July and agreed to a 12-year prison sentence.

The State Attorney General's Office is handling the prosecution, due to a conflict between Nacogdoches County District Attorney Nicole LoStracco and people surrounding the case when LoStracco was in private practice.

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