Kobe was only 9 months old when he died. His parents, Hayden and Taylor Shaw, assumed his death was because Kobe was born with an underdeveloped brain. When Kobe died in March, the Shaws were living in Sandy Springs, Georgia with Taylor’s mom, Tonya Monroe.
Tonya had checked on Kobe in the middle of the night and saw that the infant had turned blue.
Tonya woke up Taylor and they called 911 but it was too late, first responders couldn’t revive Kobe.
At first, everyone assumed Kobe’s death was due to his medical issues, but the routine tests performed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner didn’t add up.
Kobe had methamphetamine in his system and had died from an overdose. The 9-month old baby was murdered! Tonya has a history of meth use, but her daughter and son-in-law thought she was clean.
The couple wanted to give Tonya a chance to get her grandson, and it proved to be a fatal decision.
Tonya has fled and was last seen driving a 2004 Toyota 4-Runner, it is silver, and the Georgia plate is RAL9819. Tonya’s motive for murder is not known at this time.
Why would a grandmother do this? Perhaps she thought Kobe was too disabled to live – but that was not her choice to make.
The Child Trends Data Bank reported that infanticide is the cause for one in five deaths among children under the age of one.
Share away, people.