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NJ woman says she killed her infant son because he wouldn’t eat or listen


Patricia Madej

A 24-year-old South Jersey woman has been charged with murder after child remains were discovered early Saturday morning in her yard, a day after she reported her son missing, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

Nakira Griner, of Bridgeton, has been charged with first-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child, desecration of human remains, and tampering with evidence, the prosecutor’s office announced Saturday.

Around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Griner told police that her 23-month-old son, Daniel Griner Jr., had been abducted, launching a search effort. Child remains were found in her yard around 3 a.m. Saturday, according to the prosecutor’s office. Authorities have not said whether the remains are that of Daniel.

Griner is being held in Cumberland County Jail pending a detention hearing. An investigation is ongoing.

Accord to a criminal complaint obtained by KYW-TV, Griner told police she hit the boy because he wouldn’t “eat nor listen to her.”


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