Daughter says her own mum should go to jail after her TWO toddlers died in her care in a year
A girl has asked her own mother to go to jail after her two toddlers died in her care within a year.
Kaila Schock has tearfully asked her own mother, Tracey Nix, 65, to go to jail for the deaths of her children Ezra, 16 months, and Uriel, seven months.
Ezra died of drowning on Nix’s property while she slept in December 2021. Then, less than a year later, in November 2022, Uriel died after being left in a hot car while his grandmother practiced the piano indoors.
“If I’m being objective, she should go to jail. As his daughter, it kills me to say it. As a mother, I demand it,’ she told WSVN in a moving interview.
Nix has been charged with manslaughter and faces up to 30 years in prison for Uriel’s death. The police had previously tried to charge him for Ezra’s death, but the state’s attorney’s office refused.
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Kaila Schock (left, with husband Drew) tearfully asked her own mother to go to jail for the deaths of her children Ezra, 16 months, and Uriel, seven months, in December 2021 and November 2022, respectfully
Tracey Nix, 65, of Florida, has been charged with manslaughter and faces up to 30 years in prison for Uriel’s death. Police had previously tried to charge him for Ezra’s death, but the state’s attorney’s office refused.
Ezra died in December 2021 on Nix’s property after wandering into a pond and drowning while his grandmother slept just three days before Christmas. While her husband, Nun Ney Nix, was running errands, Nix fell asleep and little Ezra managed to open the gate and climb under the fence and head for the pond.
Kaila’s father, Nun Ney, called her husband, Drew Schock, after she got home and said, “Something happened to Ezra.”
Kaila, who was six months pregnant with Uriel at the time, rushed to her parents, driving at 85mph and getting into a head-on collision on her way as she watched a helicopter heading towards their home.
“I could see the helicopter landing,” she recalled to WSVN. “I didn’t look when there was a stop sign. All my airbags went off, I can’t remember how I got out, but I got out and started running all the way to my parents house and at this point I have no shoes on. I just run.
“It was my desperation to get to my son.”
When she arrived home, her son was dead. The then mother-of-two was advised to step down from being on the front line of the investigation in order to protect her future daughter’s pregnancy.
Tracey Nix, 65, had two dead grandchildren under her care. Seen here in his mugshot
Ezra died in December 2021 after drowning in a pool on his grandmother Tracey Nix’s property while she slept
Uriel died almost a year later after Nix ‘just forgot’ the children in the back of her vehicle on a 90 degree day
“They withheld information from me, at my request, on the advice of my doctor, that any information that would upset me or make me emotionally distressed would be harmful to my unborn child,” she told WSVN. .
Police attempted to press charges against Nix at the time, but the Florida district attorney’s office “said a one-time trial delay would not establish the warden’s culpable negligence.”
Kalia and Drew had no idea about the attempted accusation until their daughter died. However, they didn’t allow their eldest son, Asher, to be alone with Nix after Ezra died because they “didn’t trust the grandmother at all.”
Months after losing Ezra, the grieving mother gave birth to her third child, Uriel.
“There wasn’t a moment to grasp my son’s death before there was my daughter’s life. And how beautiful is that,” she said. small, she was beautiful and simply radiant.”
In November 2022, Kaila had left Uriel in the care of her mother while going to get her hair done. She knew her mother planned to have lunch with friends and said she trusted them, as she rarely allowed her daughter to be unsupervised with Nix.
“Uri was in a restaurant with other people I knew and trusted, they were part of the friend group and kept her safe, and I had overseen many, many interactions at this point in my home” , she told WSVN.
Drew with their son Asher and their late son Ezra at an unknown time
Kalia and Drew want their deceased children to know they are ‘sorry’ and that their life was ‘taken by someone we thought was trustworthy’
Uriel died after being left in Nix’s car in 90 degree heat. Nix said she “just forgot” her granddaughter in her car after driving home from lunch with her friends. She was practicing the piano when she “suddenly” remembered the toddler.
Her husband fled and started CPR on the child, but was unsuccessful.
Drew told Fox 13: “When I got home, I’m picking up my little girl, and there’s ambulances there, and I’m thinking, ‘What’s going on? I had flashbacks, because when I retired with Ezra there, it was the exact same scene.
Police showed up on Kaila’s doorstep to share the heartbreaking news, but the mother was confused.
“I said, ‘I’m sorry, what? I know Ezra is dead. Why are you here, like what – what is this? ‘, Kalia recalls.'[He said:] “No Kaila, your baby is dead.”‘
“You couldn’t imagine that happening twice,” Drew said. ‘Somebody has to answer for that.
“I want justice for my son. I want justice because he didn’t understand. And now I have to sit here and expose this. That way, I don’t let what happened to my son happen to my daughter. And get away with it because I couldn’t live with it as a parent.
Nix’s attorney, William Fletcher, argued the deaths were “obviously an accident”.
Nix’s lawyer, William Fletcher, argued the deaths were “obviously an accident” and fears the grandmother will not get a fair trial due to publicity about the case.
“The question was – is it culpable negligence?” he told WSVN. “Tracey loves her daughter and son-in-law and all of her children and grandchildren.
“I have a few grandchildren and you feel the same for your grandchildren, so the parents are hurting, but the grandparents are hurting too. So there are no winners here.
As for the jury, Fletcher wants them to look at the facts of the case and nothing else to determine if Nix was negligent or not, as he fears Nix will not get a fair trial.
“Look at what really happened, with respect to Uriel, the little girl,” Fletcher said. “And deciding, is it culpable negligence?
“Everyone just sees this narrative: ‘She’s in charge. She’s responsible, “and I’m here to say as much as I can ethically, that’s not true.”
As for Kalia and Drew, they want their deceased children to know that they are “sorry” and that their life was “taken by someone we believed to be trustworthy.”