A mother killed her toddler, dismembered his body and incinerated the remains – before telling cops he’d been kidnapped, it has been reported.
Police in New Jersey have charged Nakira Griner, 24, with murder after they found some of the child’s body in her handbag.
The burned and dismembered remains of the 23-month-old boy named Daniel Jr were found in bags underneath a shed at the family’s home near Paterson early Saturday, according to court papers released on Monday.
Cops charged the woman with first-degree murder, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree desecration of human remains and fourth-degree tampering with evidence.
Pictures have since emerged showing the self-obsessed killer posing for selfies in skimpy outfits.
Police told the Vineland Daily Journal that Griner had initially reported she was attacked Friday evening while walking with the toddler.
Griner said she had her other child, an infant son, strapped to her chest while Daniel Jr was in his pushchair, she had told investigators.
At the time, a complaint filed by Detective Veronica Cappoli stated: “She stated she felt someone kick her, she fell to the ground and was repeatedly kicked on her right side and head.
“Nakira said when she looked up the stroller with D.G. Jr. was missing. “Nakira was not able to provide any descriptions of the accused or her route she ran after the attack.
But after questioning the mother police found inconsistencies in her story, according to the report.
Her home was searched and remains identified as human were found about 3am Saturday. The mum later failed a lie detector test with New Jersey State Police.
Griner then admitted during the examination to having hurt the little boy, the report says.
She said she left bruises on the boy’s face and that he also had fallen down stairs.
The woman told police she hit the boy because he would not eat or listen to her, according to the report.
The investigation is continuing.