Baby Grace

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'Baby Grace' Mother Gets Life

Trenor found guilty of murder in daughter's beating death

(Newser) - It took a jury less than two hours to find Kimberly Dawn Trenor guilty of capital murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, the Houston Chronicle reports. Prosecutors declined to seek the death penalty, meaning Trenor, 20, will serve life without parole. "She will die in prison with... More »

Prosecution in 'Baby Grace' Trial to Call Final Witness

Mother faces life in prison for toddler's murder

(Newser) - Prosecutors will call their final witness today in the case against Kimberly Dawn Trenor, the Texas mother accused of beating her 2-year-old daughter to death, the AP reports. The Galveston County medical examiner will testify today as the prosecution finishes presenting evidence that Trenor, 20, with her husband, killed Riley... More »

'Baby Grace' Jury Selection Set to Start

Outpouring of community sympathy could complicate process

(Newser) - Jury selection is set to begin tomorrow for the capital murder trial of 20-year-old Kimberly Dawn Trenor, accused—along with husband Royce Clyde Zeigler II—of beating her 2-year-old daughter Riley Ann Sawyers to death in July 2007. After volunteer searchers helped in the agonizing investigation, some fear that community... More »

Parents Face Capital Murder Charges in Baby Grace Case

Death penalty looms for Texas pair

(Newser) - A grand jury took just three minutes to decide to bring capital murder charges against a Texas couple in the death of their 2-year-old daughter, the Houston Chronicle reports. The child's mother has admitted that the child, dubbed Baby Grace, died after she and her husband beat the little girl.... More »

Mom Describes Beating, Killing 'Baby Grace'

Toddler was tortured and thrown, suffered 3 skull fractures

(Newser) - Texas police are investigating whether Riley Ann Sawyers, known as “Baby Grace,” was routinely abused by her mother and stepfather before they allegedly killed her, stored the body, then dumped her in Galveston Bay, reports the AP. In an affidavit, Kimberly Trenor said they beat the girl, held... More »

Texas Police Tentatively ID Baby Grace

Mother, stepfather held in case of child whose body washed ashore

(Newser) - The remains of a young girl whose body washed ashore in a storage bin were tentatively identified by Texas officials yesterday, and the child's mother and stepfather have been arrested on charges related to her death. The child called Baby Grace is now thought to be 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyer,... More »

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