SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Police have arrested a woman accused in the meth-induced death of her grandson.
Tonya Monroe is facing numerous charges, including felony murder, in the death of 9-month-old Kobe Shaw.
The infant was found dead on March 11 at the Legends at Dunwoody Apartments.
The child had been born with an undeveloped brain, and initially it was believed that his death was as a result of his medical conditions. Tests later revealed that his death had been as a result of a methamphetamine overdose.
Mother, father remember Kobe
Taylor Shaw, the child's mother, said they had been living temporarily at her mother's apartment. Taylor said her mother had a history of meth arrests.
Detectives said they believed that Monroe had intentionally forced meth into Kobe to kill him. The motive had not yet been determined.
Tonya Monroe had eluded authorities for more than a month before her arrest Thursday in Paulding County. She is being held at Fulton County Jail and was supposed to have a first appearance Saturday morning, but she waived it.
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