Baby Stabbed In Georgia College Dorm Was Killed By Mother, Police Say
A one-time University of Georgia student killed her newborn baby by stabbing him in a dormitory bathroom and hiding him in a trash can, authorities say.
The mysterious death from January 1996 was solved primarily through DNA testing since 2021, officials said.
DNA samples helped authorities in the Athens area find the baby boy's father. He admitted having sex with a UGA student while living on campus, authorities said.
WAGA-TV reports the unidentified father only remembered his sex partner's last name. He was correct, as investigators determined Katherine Grant was the baby's mother through a DNA test of her brother.
Grant died by suicide in 2004 after moving away from the Athens area, officials said.
Authorities say the baby boy was stabbed several times moments after he was born. Chuck Horton was UGA Police Chief at the time, and came upon the body in a first-floor dorm restroom, officials said.
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“Very rare to see this much trauma in the murder of a child,” Horton told WANF-TV.
Current UGA Chief P. Daniel Silk was an Athens Police officer in 1996. He said in a statement that he's "moved by the outpouring of concern and care from the UGA community and beyond."
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