Step-father of Galveston's "Baby Grace" faces murder charge - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/27/09

Step-father of Galveston's "Baby Grace" faces capital murder charge

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The stepfather of a toddler dubbed "Baby Grace" after her unidentified remains were discovered in 2007 faces trial on a capital murder charge.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Tuesday in Galveston for Royce Clyde Zeigler II of Spring.

His wife, 21-year-old Kimberly Dawn Trenor, in February was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison over her daughter's death during a violent discipline session.

The body of the 2-year-old girl, later identified as Riley Ann Sawyers, was discovered in October 2007 in a plastic box on an island in Galveston Bay.

News accounts of the battered young victim led to some of her relatives in Mentor, Ohio, being located and helping to identify the child.

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