The Sandy Springs Police Department publicized that the 9-month-old infant, who died on March 11, 2016, finally got justice as the grandmother, Tonya Monroe, obtained arrest warrants who allegedly fled following the infant’s passing.
As revealed by WAGA-TV, on a toxicology report, it was shown that Kobe Shaw, the victim, died of a methamphetamine overdose.
The WSB-TV reported that the grandmother acted maliciously and with the intent to harm the victim, who suffered a rare genetic disorder, through “poisoning” him, as argued by the prosecutors of the case.
According to reports, Monroe made it appear as if her grandson suffocated following his death. She was reportedly found by the U.S. Marshals after she traveled through Georgia and Alabama.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office revealed that, on November 14, Monroe was convicted of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, first-degree cruelty to children, and distribution of methamphetamine.
On December 6, Atty. Fani Willis of Fulton County District reportedly said that Monroe received a life imprisonment without a chance of parole. As reported by WSB, Willis said that he was proud that they were able to give justice for the child’s death after two trials over six years.
Records show that Monroe is currently jailed in Fulton County Jail.