Florida girl charged in toddler granddaughter’s scorching automotive loss of life to be handled at psychological well being facility

A Florida girl charged with aggravated manslaughter within the loss of life of her 7-month-old granddaughter shall be receiving remedy at a psychological well being facility following a Thursday courtroom listening to.

Tracey Nix, 65, is accused of leaving Uriel Schock in a scorching automotive on Nov. 1, 2022, after she returned house from taking the toddler to lunch with pals, in response to FOX 13 Tampa Bay. 

An arrest affidavit obtained by the outlet mentioned Nix went inside, talked to her canine, and practiced the piano “for a very long time” earlier than remembering her granddaughter was nonetheless within the automotive.

Not even a 12 months earlier, Nix’s different grandchild, 16-month-old Ezra Schock, drowned whereas in her care after she fell asleep. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned the little boy opened doorways, went below a fence and wandered right into a pond close to his grandparents’ house.


Tracey Nix at court hearing for granddaughter's death

Tracey Nix, 65, who’s charged with aggravated manslaughter within the scorching automotive loss of life of her toddler granddaughter, attends a courtroom listening to whereas her daughter and others look on. (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)

Whereas in courtroom on Thursday, FOX 13 reported that Nix’s husband requested Hardee County Decide Reinaldo Ojeda to permit her to go to an in-patient facility in St. Cloud for 30 days in hopes that she would open up and speak about what occurred.

“I might identical to to see her get assist. I want to see her come again to no matter regular shall be,” he mentioned. “She is a really good and clever particular person. She has a psychology diploma, however the truth that she’s not speaking tells me she wants somebody that may assist her work via these points.”

Nix’s lawyer Drew Davis additionally expressed considerations over her incapability to debate what occurred after leaving Uriel within the automotive.

“She’s having a tough time discussing the incident together with her husband, with every other individuals and that features her attorneys. As all of us very know that might very nicely show a competency concern down the road choose. One of many predominant the explanation why we’re submitting this movement is to nip that within the butt early,” Davis mentioned, whereas Nix’s daughter, Kaila Schock-Nix, reportedly embraced her companion, Drew Nix, within the courtroom.

In an earlier report from FOX 13, Kaila mentioned the couple trusted her mom to look at their kids and hoped to have the ability to salvage their relationship after her younger son drowned in her mom’s care.

Grandchildren of Tracey Nix

The grandson, 16-month-old Ezra, and granddaughter, 7-month-old Uriel, of Tracey Nix, who each died whereas in her care.  (FOX 13 Tampa Bay through Kaila Nix)


Nix, who labored as a principal and educator in Hardee County for 39 years, was previously described as “extremely regarded,” which finally led to the choose permitting her to hunt psychological well being remedy regardless of preliminary considerations over the ability’s low safety measures.

“The request on its face is just not unreasonable,” Ojeda mentioned. “Ms. Nix is just not asking to exit of state or the 4 corners of our state. She’s asking to go an hour and a half away.”

Nix shall be getting into the St. Cloud facility on Friday morning. As a result of she has expressed eager to “flee her scenario,” the Hardee County courtroom system will contact this system day-after-day on the identical time to make sure she has not left.

As courtroom adjourned, FOX 13 reported that Kaila embraced her dad and mom – the phrases “I miss you a lot” might be heard throughout the second.

Kaila Nix-Schock and Tracey Nix hug

Kaila Nix-Schock hugs her mom, Tracey Nix, after a courtroom listening to.  (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)

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Nix will seem in courtroom once more on June 22. If she is discovered responsible of aggravated manslaughter, she might face a minimal sentence of 12 years and a most of 35 years.

Peter Johnson