A New Jersey mother who claimed her 23-month-old son was abducted is accused of killing the toddler because he wouldn’t eat or listen.
According to KYW, Nakira Griner, 24, is accused of killing, dismembering, and burning Daniel Griner Jr., whose body was found under a shed at the family’s home in Bridgeton, a day after she reported his disappearance. A criminal complaint stated the mother told officers she struck Daniel so hard he sustained bruises and fell down a flight of steps because he wouldn’t “eat nor listen to her.”
Nakira allegedly also admitted that she didn’t get help for her toddler son, and instead put him in a stroller and left him. NJ.com reported that Bridgeton police responded to a call from Giles and New streets, following reports of a woman screaming. Authorities found Nakira, who claimed someone attacked her before taking her son.
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The mother reportedly said Daniel was in a stroller and her infant son was strapped to her chest at the time. She said the assailant knocked her to the ground and continued to kick her until she managed to get to her feet, realizing the stroller and Daniel were gone, according to the news outlet.
Law enforcement reportedly located the stroller—sans Daniel but containing a pair of red sneakers—a few blocks away from the alleged attack. Authorities said his mother’s story began to change, noting that she changed the street where the assault and abduction occurred. NJ.com reported that surveillance cameras in the area didn’t film an attack and Nakira failed a lie detector test.
The mother allegedly claimed she left Daniel in a stroller blocks away from where cops found her “because she wanted someone to find him and help him because no one would believe her.”
The New Jersey mother is charged with first-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child, desecration of human remains, and tampering with evidence. Her toddler son’s time and cause of death remain undisclosed.
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[Featured Image: Nakira Griner, Daniel Griner Jr./Bridgeton police]