FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (TCD) -- A grandmother was recently sentenced to life in prison for the death of her 9-month-old grandson, who died in 2016.
The Sandy Springs Police Department announced that on March 11, 2016, the 9-month-old infant died and arrest warrants were obtained for the grandmother, Tonya Monroe. She reportedly went on the run following the infant’s death.
A toxicology report showed that the victim, Kobe Shaw, died of a methamphetamine overdose, WAGA-TV reports.
Prosecutors argued that the victim, who suffered a rare genetic disorder, was "poisoned" by his grandmother, and she "acted with malice and intent to harm the child," WSB-TV reports.
After the infant died, Monroe reportedly tried to make it look like her grandson suffocated.
U.S. Marshals reportedly found Monroe, who made her way across Georgia and Alabama.