Mother Admits To Role In Child's Death

Monday, November 26th 2007, 9:31 pm
By: News On 6

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- Court documents say the mother of 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers told police she and her husband beat the girl with two leather belts and held her head underwater in a bathtub.

The documents say Riley's stepfather then threw her across the room, slamming her
head onto a tile floor.

Kimberly Dawn Trenor said in her statement to police that the couple bought a plastic bin and placed her daughter's body inside it that evening.

Trenor's statement says it was a month or two before they put her body in a plastic bin and dumped it into Galveston Bay. A fisherman found the bin last month, and authorities spent weeks sifting through thousands of leads as they worked to identify the
girl they dubbed "Baby Grace."

Meanwhile, court documents show the stepfather, Royce Zeigler, attempted suicide last week. He left a note saying his wife was "innocent of the sins" he'd committed.