In January, a jury convicted Nakira Griner, of Bridgerton, in Cumberland County of first-degree murder, desecration of remains, evidence-tampering, and false public alarm in connection with the death of 23-month-old Daniel Griner Jr., CBS News reported.
On Feb. 8, 2019, Griner reported she was attacked and her son kidnapped, but police located the boy’s burned remains buried in her yard that evening.
Griner told detectives that her son fell down the stairs at their house, and at trial prosecutors said she claimed during jailhouse phone calls that she “did what she did to him” to cover up bruising he had suffered, according to WCAU.
- She claimed her husband’s abuse was the reason for starving their child to death. The jury didn’t believe her.
- She slit the throats of four of her children and then claimed an insanity defense. The judge didn't buy it.
- He killed his girlfriend’s 2-year-old for wearing her shoes on the wrong feet. Now, he’ll never hurt another child.
“You shattered his skull into dozens of pieces, you fractured his ribs, then after his death you put his remains in an oven and cooked, baked or incinerated him,” Superior Court Judge George Gangloff Jr. said at Griner’s recent sentencing hearing. “Whatever verb you choose, they're all equally horrible.”
Griner posted about fashion and other topics on YouTube, and the judge told her the crimes she committed were “beyond comprehension” and she likely didn't foresee getting the attention she craved “was going to be like this.”
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