Serena McKenzy Cate

16 month old Serena died of blunt force trauma to her head in 2003. Adoptive mother Tonya Grizzard Cate was charged with capital murder in 2005. The father was not charged. The case has not gone to trial yet.
Date: 2005-01-03
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Gadsden, Alabama
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
Cate, Serena McKinzey obituary2003-10-04
Mother charged in death2005-01-04
Bond set for capital murder suspect2005-01-20
Capital indictments issued2005-03-23
Alabama Supreme Court: Gadsden woman does not have to undergo mental evaluation in 2003 toddler death2013-06-21
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy