Despite pleading guilty to murdering Kraig Jenkins and admitting it was her idea to stuff the child into the box, Barbara Bawarsky, 48, said she never intended to harm her grandson.
Bawarsky continued Tuesday to blame her ex-husband, Daniel James Gray, 56, who she testified against during the second day of testimony in his capital murder trial.
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JAMAICA BEACH (January 24, 2010)—Daniel James Gray, 56, will spend the rest of his life in a Texas prison after he was convicted of capital murder in the death of a 4-year-old who was wrapped in a sheet with a mesh bag over his head and placed in a hope chest.
Daniel James Gray, 56, was found guilty of capital murder in the Dec. 22, 2005, slaying of 4-year-old Kraig Jenkins in a Jamaica Beach apartment his ex-wfie, Barbara Bawarsky, used to cook methamphetamines. Bawarsky pleaded guilty to a lesser murder charge in her grandson's death for the possibility of parole. Gray was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In the video, Judge Wayne J. Mallia of Galveston's 405th District Court reads the jury's verdict and sentence. Prosecutor Bill Reed and Tom Stickler, one of Gray's defense attorneys, comment on the verdict issued Jan. 22, 2010.