A Georgia woman accused in the overdose death of her nine-month-old grandson was arrested after cops looked for her for over a month.
45-year-old Tonya Monroe was taken into custody this past Thursday and charged with murder, possession of meth, and first degree cruelty to children for the incident, which occurred back on March 11th and resulted in the death of her grandson, Kobe Shaw.
She was named as the suspect in the beginning of the murder investigation, and warrants had been obtained in mid June, but authorities had trouble finding her.
After a search that spanned at least three counties, she was found in Paulding County, having changed her hair color.
It was back in March when Sandy Springs police had received a call concerning an unresponsive baby that, upon arrival, they’d found the boy already deceased.
At first, it had been believed that his death had come about due to his being born with an under-developed brain. But the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the tiny boy had died of a meth overdose, which then led investigators to start a murder investigation.
The little boy’s mother, Taylor Shaw, told a new station that her and her husband had been living at her mother’s apartment temporarily and mentioned that her mother had a history of meth arrests.
While the motive hasn’t been determined yet, authorities believe the grandmother forced methamphetamine into young Kobe in a bid to kill him.
She’s now being held in the Fulton County Jail.