N.J. Mom Found Guilty of Killing Toddler Son, Burning Body and Burying Him in Yard


On Wednesday, a 28-year-old Bridgeton, N.J., mother was sentenced for killing her 23-month-old child, then consuming his dismantled body and covering his remaining parts under a shed in her yard. The preliminary of Nakira Griner, 28, endured fourteen days, and her condemning is booked for Feb. 21, as indicated by an explanation from the Cumberland Region Examiner’s Office.

She will confront a compulsory sentence of life in jail without any chance to appeal.


On Feb. 8, 2019, Griner called police and revealed that her child, Daniel Griner Jr., had been kidnapped while they were out strolling to the store, the Bridgeton City Police Division and the Cumberland District Examiners Office said in a proclamation. She guaranteed an outsider had gone after her and captured the kid, abandoning his buggy.

Officials later found Daniel’s buggy a couple of blocks away, CBS News reports, and it held just a couple of little red shoes.

Police hunting dogs began following the baby’s fragrance while specialists, alongside the Public Community for Absent and Took advantage of Youngsters, sent off a quest for the kid.

The pursuit finished the following morning around 3 a.m., when Daniel’s remaining parts were found in the yard of his mom’s home, police said.

He died of obtuse power injury, and an examination showed that he’d been pounded into the ground. Griner was captured presently and accused of first-degree murder, second-degree jeopardizing the government assistance of a youngster, second-degree befouling of human remaining parts and fourth-degree messing with proof.

In introductory statements at her preliminary, the lady’s legal counselor said she’d admitted to consuming and dismantling Daniel’s body, however asserted the killing was accidental, NJ101.5 and CBSNews report. Griner previously told police her child had unintentionally tumbled down the steps, CBSNews reports.

A criminal protest inspected by CBS supposedly expressed that he had broad swelling to his face, and that Griner confessed to police that she’d hit him since he wouldn’t “eat nor pay attention to her.” After the youngster’s 2019 demise, neighbor Precious stone Castillo told nearby NBC offshoot WCAU that she hadn’t seen the kid for over a month prior to he vanished, and said she was stunned at the then-charges against Griner. “[Griner] is, similar to, the most authentic individual in the entire world,” Castillo told WCAU at that point.

“My children were close with her and her children were close with me. I simply don’t have the foggiest idea what to do.” Neighbor Shanice Wilson told nearby CBS offshoot KYW-television, “It’s miserable. I have two young men of my own. I can’t envision any mother doing that to her kids, it’s exceptionally miserable and upsetting simultaneously.”

Daniel Jr. is made due by a more youthful brother and his dad, Daniel Griner Sr., as indicated by an earlier GoFundMe page sent off for the kid’s dad.

“It’s an unfortunate circumstance,” Bridgeton City hall leader Albert B. Kelly told NJ Advance Media not long after the child’s remaining parts were found.

“Everybody is shaking their head at it. These are the sort of things you read about in different urban communities, however you generally figure it will not occur in your city.”

Griner declined a supplication bargain in October 2019. She expects to pursue the decision, CBS News reports.