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Tennessee couple pleads not guilty to charges involving caged children, girl’s body found in barn

Tennessee couple pleads not guilty to charges involving caged children, girl's body found in barn

via WZTV:

KINGSTON, Tenn. (WZTV/AP) — A Tennessee couple pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of charges including murder and abuse involving children they had adopted.

Michael Gray Sr., 63, and Shirley Gray, 60, were arraigned on a 42-count indictment handed down last week by a Roane County grand jury. The couple was arrested in May when witnesses called 911 to report a little boy walking alone on a county road.

The boy’s legal guardian confessed to a responding officer to burying a little girl in a barn and locking a 15-year-old boy in the basement for four years, according to warrants in the case. Two other children spent time in a wire dog cage.

Michael Gray told authorities that the girl was about 10 when she died in 2017, a few months after she was locked in the basement, and that he buried her inside a barn in the backyard, the warrants said. Investigators found her skeletal remains the day after the 911 call.

The couple is also facing a theft charge. Authorities say they didn’t report the girl’s death and kept receiving state benefits.

The Roane County case led authorities to search a Knox County property where the couple lived previously and court records show the remains of a second child were found.


In May, the two suspects were arrested on charges including especially aggravated kidnaping, child abuse, aggravated child neglect and abuse of a corpse,…

Tennessee couple pleads not guilty to charges involving caged children, girl’s body found in barn

KINGSTON, Tenn. (WZTV/AP) — A Tennessee couple pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of charges including murder and abuse involving children they had adopted. Michael Gray Sr., 63, and Shirley Gray, 60, were arraigned on a 42-count indictment handed down last week by a Roane County grand jury.



Tennessee couple pleads not guilty to charges involving caged children, girl’s body found in barn

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