A Texas jury spent less than two hours deliberating before turning in a guilty verdict for Kimberly Trenor. Trenor was found guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter dubbed by the media as “Baby Grace.”
Trenor will be given a life in prison sentence. the prosecutors in the case did not seek the death penalty.
Royce Clyde Zeigler II will face a jury later in the same case. Zeigler and Trenor are said to have killed her daughter Riley Ann Sawyers as they disciplined her.
Young Riley Ann endured a beating that included being dunked in cold bath water. After a day of torture the child’s skull was fractured. That punishment was designed to teach her good manners.
The couple is said to have enjoyed a picnic less than two weeks after the child was murdered.
The child’s remains were found in October 2007 in Galveston Bay. The toddler was identified by relatives in Ohio who saw news reports.