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Mother’s attorney says man should be suspect in boy’s death

May 7, 2019

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — An attorney representing a New Jersey mother charged with murder in the death of her toddler son is pointing to a man she alleges should also be considered a suspect in the case.

NJ.com reports that the comments came as the public defender seeks pretrial release of 25-year-old Nakira Griner.

Prosecutors say Griner initially reported that 23-month-old Daniel Griner Jr. had been abducted Feb. 8, and law enforcement launched a search, but the child’s remains were found next day in defendant’s yard.

Public defender Kimberly Schultz is arguing that prosecutors haven’t been able to prove a cause of death. She also alleges that a man acknowledged to prosecutors a month after the remains were found that he had struck the child on at least four occasions. He was not charged.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com