Grace Lee Bogey (Gracielo Cano)

Grace Bogey, who was born with spina bifida and was paralyzed from the waist down, died on Sept. 2, 2000 at 3 years old. Autopsy results showed she died from head injuries resulting from abuse, 4 weeks after the adoption was complete. Her adoptive mother Veronica Bogey, and grandfather Terry/Teri Bogey were charged.

Grace's foster family had objected to the placement in part because "they thought Bogey was actually a man pretending to be a woman". Veronica's father, Terry/Teri  Bogey ("a self-described hermaphrodite who claims also to be Veronica Bogey's mother") moved in during the preadoption period.

Veronica Bogey was acquitted. Terry Bogey pleaded no contest in August 2003 to a minor charge of third-degree child abuse.
in a separate civil case adoptive mother Veronica Bogey was found to be responsible, and therefore subject to monetary penalties.
Date: 2000-09-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother, Other family member
Disabilities: yes


roswell, New Mexico
United States
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Documentsort iconDate
Adoptive Mom, Granddad Face Trial in Girl's Death2003-02-19
Civil Suit Follows Acquittal in Baby Death 2004-05-02
Court case involving ESTATE OF Graciela CANO a/k/a Grace Lee Bogey, deceased2006-07-26
Obituary for Grace Bogey2000-09-02
Woman Acquitted In Death Of Daughter 2004-04-26


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