Elmore Co. Man Charged in Death of Toddler


By Alabama News Network

A man is behind bars after the death of a toddler in Elmore County is ruled a homicide.

27-year-old Joey Grizzell has been charged with murder in connection with the February death of a 13-month-old child.

Autopsy results received this week show the child died of head trauma.

Sheriff's officials say Grizzell had been keeping the child at a residence on Shelton Place.

He told investigators the child slipped out of his hand and fell to the floor.

The child was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.


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