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Mom charged in toddler’s death to remain jailed until trial

February 19, 2019

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mother who allegedly told police she fatally struck her toddler son because he wouldn’t “eat nor listen to her” will remain jailed until her murder trial.

A judge issued the ruling Tuesday during a court hearing that Nakira Griner was due to attend. But her lawyer said that appearing at the hearing would have been detrimental to Griner’s health because she’s suffering from a severe form of postpartum depression.

The 24-year-old Bridgeton woman is charged in the death of 23-month-old Daniel Griner Jr.

Cumberland County prosecutors have said she initially reported that her son had been abducted on Feb. 8 and an intensive search was launched by law enforcement. But the child’s remains were found the next day in the yard of Griner’s home.