A mother who is very sad because her two young children died less than a year apart while they were with their grandmother has asked that she be arrested.
Kaila Nix said that her mother, Tracey Nix, should go to jail because her 7-month-old son Uriel Schock died in a hot car in November and her 16-month-old son Ezra drowned in December 2021.
Kaila Nix told WSVN, “If I’m being fair, she should go to jail.” “As her daughter, it hurts me to say it.” As their mother, I make them do it. I will stand up for them.”
Tracey, 65, was babysitting her granddaughter Uriel Schock at her home in Florida on November 1. The baby’s body was found in the back seat of her SUV.
She is being charged with manslaughter for the de*ath in the hot car.
Nix lives in the small Florida town of Wauchula. On a fall day when it was 90 degrees, the 2019 Lexus was parked outside his house with all of its windows closed.
Tracey, who used to be a school principal, talked to her dog and played the piano at home.
Official records from the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office show that the grandmother told police that she had “just forgotten” about her granddaughter when she got home from lunch with friends.
Uriel Schock, who was seven months old, died after her grandmother left her in a hot car. The grandmother is now being charged with aggravated manslaughter.
She said she didn’t know baby Uriel had been in the SUV all afternoon until one of her other grandchildren showed up.
Nun Ney Nix, the grandmother’s husband, found the baby in the back seat not responding. He tried CPR but failed.
Uriel’s mother told ABC Action News, “It breaks my heart to think about her last moments as a mother.”
Drew Schock, her partner, asked her through tears, “How can you forget a little girl?”
The little girl died eleven months after her 16-month-old brother Ezra drowned in a pond while being cared for by their grandmother.
It was said that Tracey fell asleep on the couch three days before Christmas in 2021. When she woke up and couldn’t find her little grandson, she called her husband for help.
Later, Ezra was found in a few inches of standing water outside his grandmother’s house, not moving.
Kaila was six months pregnant with Uriel when she was in a head-on collision on her way to her mom’s house to check on her son after getting a call about him.
“All of my airbags went off. I don’t remember how I got out, but I did, and I ran to my parents’ house right away without shoes.” “I’m just running,” she thought. Only then did I really want to talk to my son.
They told Tracey they didn’t trust her “at all” after their son drowned and would never let their 4-year-old son go to her house.
“We were scared, but I loved my mother and as a daughter I wanted my mother to be a part of my life in some way, so at that moment I believed in second chances,” Kaila Nix said.
The mother of three also said she was glad to hear that her son’s de*ath was ruled an accident.
As a child, I thought to myself, “Good, I get to keep my mother.” This mother figure. “This person,” she said about Tracey Nix.
Kaila Nix said she felt safe leaving her daughter with her mother on November 22 because the people she was having lunch with were people she knew and trusted.
She said that a deputy from the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office came to her house within a few hours to tell her that her baby had died.
I replied, “Excuse me, what?” I’m aware that Ezra has died. What do you have to do here? What is it? The police officer told her, “No, Kaila, your baby is de*ad,” she remembered.
Tracey Nix’s lawyer, William Fletcher, said that Uriel’s de*ath in the hot car was “obviously an accident” and that the grandmother was “completely devastated” by the de*aths of her two grandchildren.
The 65-year-old woman could spend 12 to 30 years in prison if she is found guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the de*ath of her granddaughter, the lawyer said.
Kaila Nix said, “If I’m being fair, she needs to go to jail.” “It hurts me to say it as her daughter. I expect it as their mother. I’m going to fight for them.