Kimberly Dawn Trenor & Royce Clyde Zeigler II face Capital murder Charges of Two-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers (Baby Grace)


A Texas couple, Kimberly Dawn Trenor and her husband Royce Clyde Zeigler II, Baby_Grace_art_rileywho have been charged in the death of Riley Ann Sawyers initially known only as “Baby Grace”, will now face upgraded charges of capital murder. Is there a a punishment other than the death penalty that is suitable in this case?

Prosecutors said they have not decided whether to seek the death penalty against the girl’s mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, and Trenor’s husband, Royce Clyde Zeigler II.

Two-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers was beaten to death and her body was disposed of in Galveston Bay.

Riley’s body was found October 29 by a fisherman on an uninhabited island in the bay. It was wrapped in black plastic bags and stuffed in a blue, plastic bin.

Her identity was not known at first, and police dubbed her “Baby Grace.” Police sketches of the child were widely distributed, and Sheryl Sawyers, the girl’s paternal grandmother, contacted police from her Ohio home to say the drawing resembled her granddaughter. DNA testing confirmed the child’s identity.

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  • Comments

    16 Responses to “Kimberly Dawn Trenor & Royce Clyde Zeigler II face Capital murder Charges of Two-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers (Baby Grace)”

    1. Pat in Alabama on December 13th, 2007 1:28 pm

      For those who want to point out all the things wrong with the US, here is a great example. However, most people here are outraged over such incidents! The mother and her boyfriend are sick and need to be put out of their missery.

      Riley Ann looks like such a beautiful and happy child above, I can’t come up with words to describe how discusted this makes me feel.

    2. Miss-Underestimated on December 13th, 2007 2:15 pm

      Pat in AL

      The difference is that in the USA the vast majority want justice, even against corrupt government and cover-ups.

      I am glad that I cannot understand how a parent can do this to a child, if I understood, I would think like they do.

      These ppl are not parents, the are vile and sadistic monsters. Parents protect and nurture their children, not abuse and murder. Yes, get rid of the both of the monsters, they need not cause anyone any more misery.

    3. Jerry from Ohio on December 13th, 2007 2:42 pm

      sad to say this woman is from Ohio by Lake Erie .
      They will be dealt with in Texas I hope and BTW did you all know that she is pregnant at this time ? sad sad woman .
      Jerry from Ohio

    4. dennisintn on December 13th, 2007 3:10 pm

      every day these 2 people are living is an affront to humanity. give them to god as soon as possible.

    5. Mike on December 13th, 2007 5:08 pm

      Wanna bet she’ll plead out on this case to testify against the boyfriend?

      Anything less the life for her without parole and death for him is a injustice even though I believe both should hang.

    6. katablog on December 13th, 2007 5:20 pm

      Unfortunately, KS also had its “baby Grace”, called Precious Doe. It’s beyond be how one human being can do these things to another. Doing them to a child is unspeakable.

    7. da_wench on December 13th, 2007 7:22 pm

      She’s pregnant? OMG! By the time they’re ready to pull the switch, the new baby will have been adopted by people that will be real parents. Yep, that’s right, I’m a Dem for Capital Punishment!

    8. Jon on December 13th, 2007 9:12 pm

      I am so distraught by this. Every time I think about how that poor baby suffered at the hands of the people that were supposed to care and comfort her- the person she trusted. I get sick. I can’t imagine how horrified and confused she must have been. Totally helpless and being tortured by these low life bastards . Any jail house abuse would be too good for Zeigler or Trenor – the death penalty is too good for these scum. They need to be made to feel as helpless and frightened as they made Riley feel and then suffer a long slow painful drawn out torture that leaves them broken and suffering. Or better yet buried alive with enough air to breath but nothing else. Three or four days trapped in box
      6 feet underground where no one can hear them scream themselves to death ought to do it. I too have a young daughter who I hug even closer every time I think about this tragedy

    9. Patti on December 13th, 2007 10:07 pm

      How many children have to die before our justice system decides to do what’s right by the children? They need to treat the murder of a child the same as they would any other murder. Usually it’s a crime that is, practically, ignored and under prosecuted, in most cases.
      Let’s hope Texas has the guts to go after these parents and pray the other states will follow suit.

      Go get ‘em, Texas!

    10. Richard on December 14th, 2007 5:08 pm

      The child, age 2, was beaten to death?

      If it’s certain that these people were the ones responsible … what other penalty than the death penalty would be at all appropriate?

      I guess the moral judgment that the courts shrink from imposing will be administered by prison inmates.

    11. Christy on April 16th, 2008 6:19 pm

      The fact that these sons of bitches haven’t even solved this with the death penalty already, is disgusting. YOU HAD A FUCKING CONFESSION. I am a big time UFC fan I picked up a couple fighting techniques. Give me the opportunity to see these MOTHERFUCKERS so I can introduce them to my best friend, “THE GROUND AND POUND”. Furthermore, there have been a series of cases just like this one- all in Galveston. I don’t care if this is a threat, if these people don’t get the penalty I will talk to police department and the Mayor and I will force them to not be too much of a pussy and get this solved. here’s another threat- I WILL personally travel to Galveston to face these fuckers myself, which will be funny because I am a trained fighter. Galveston is going down, I will make sure of it.

    12. Lisa on January 28th, 2009 6:38 am

      I am a mother of a 2 year old boy and when I read what this dispicable person (unbelievably the child’s mother) did to this poor innocent child, I cried. How could you subject your child to this sort of abuse?!? How can you look into their face as they are telling you that they love you, and beat them with a belt, then submerge their head in cold water??? How can you lose control with an innocent child because they don’t say “thank you” or “yes sir”??? How can you allow your partner to throw your child across the room, hear their poor tiny body connect with the tile floor, and not intervene? Why wouldn’t you stop that from happening? Why wouldn’t you call the emergency services to help them? Why did this happen in the first place? I can’t fathom this at all. A mother’s place in life, is to protect and nurture their children. I tell my little boy I love him a million times a day. I bless him every time we are in the car, when he has his afternoon nap, when he goes to bed at night. I don’t let him out of my sight. He is my precious gift and I would die to ensure that no harm comes to him. Why does God send children to these sort of unstable monsters??? There are so many people in this world that would give all they have to become parents. Why? Why did Riley have to suffer this fate? Why wasn’t there someone close to this wicked, insane woman? Where was the maternal grandmother, the father? Was anyone watching this poor little angel? They are all accountable for her death and may they never find peace knowing that they contributed to this violent abuse and her eventual death! I hope that the authorities find them both GUILTY and may they suffer the same fate…may they be violently whipped with a belt, have their heads dunked into cold water, may they be thrown across a room (he looks way too heavy – so maybe Christy can be locked into the room with him and introduce him to her friend “THE GROUND & POUND”). Never have I been so affected by a story, maybe because my sweet angel is the same age and I know the tender love I see that shines in his eyes, is genuine…how can you ignore that in a violent rage and kill your own child. Anyone woman can give birth to a child, only special women are true mothers.

      God bless you sweet Riley. I hope that God sends justice for you. May you rest in peace for all eternity little star. I wish that someone had looked out for you and saved you from this horrible life. Sweet dreams little baby.

      To Kimberly, you are the lowest form of human being. You call yourself a mother, yet you abuse your own flesh and blood, the same child you carried in your womb, nurtured for 9 months and gave her life. How dare you think that you are entitled to take her life! How dare you sit back and allow your revolting, disgusting partner to man-handle her as he did. Were you that desperate to be with this pig that you would sacrifice your own child??? You pathetic human being. Not even animals do this to their offspring. You are worse than an animal…you deserve to suffer, to know what real pain feels like, to know that the pain you are feeling (hopefully from some sort of physical punishment), won’t stop, that even though you are being beaten and beaten, your punisher will continue to beat you until you can’t stand, can’t crawl, can’t defend yourself. Your role in life was to nurture that little girl. To raise her…do 2 year olds know their manners? No, you stupid excuse for a mother! They don’t…I bet you don’t even have manners. Because if you did, you would never have allowed yourself and your partner, to execute this abuse on poor Riley. May you never find peace, whether you are awake or asleep. May you never know again, what it feels like to be a mother. May you only know pain and suffering. May you never forget that sweet child’s face pleading with you to stop…may she haunt you in your dreams so that you never forget what you have done. May you never know what it feels like to be loved ever again. You deserve to rot away in a cell, with only bread and water. You deserve to be incarcerated in the smallest cell, where you aren’t even allowed to venture outside into the sweet air. You are an awful hateful woman and may God serve you his harshest punishment!

    13. Mary on January 28th, 2009 1:50 pm

      Once evil is identified it should be destroyed.
      These two should be destroyed ASAP.

    14. Beth on January 28th, 2009 6:41 pm

      let them be dipped in acid till they scream with every breath and let there be no mercy.

    15. Liz on January 31st, 2009 1:28 pm

      Every time I read about monsters like these two I literally get sick to my stomach. I just read that the child said I Love You to try to spark some compassion from these animals, but no, they had no mercy on her. I wish they were beat within an inch of their miserable lives then put in a plastic box and sent out to sea. Hope Texas deals with them accordingly.

      By the way, any bitch that prefers a man over her child is the worst type of scum imaginable and should never be allowed the blessing of a child EVER!!

    16. ethnik Gjonbalaj on November 30th, 2009 6:44 pm

      i love baby grace
      good bye baby grace

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