CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO – A woman that had lived and gone to church in Crosby is now on trial for the unthinkable murder of her own 7 year old daughter.
Kelly Turner 41, a.k.a Kelly Grant has been charged with the 2017 murder of Olivia Grant, her daughter. Allegedly she faces 2 charges of murder in the first degree for the same death under Colorado law that makes special provisions for those entrusted with children under 12 years of age. She is charged with child abuse and ten associated counts.
Olivia Grant was seen as a terminally ill seven year old who was a favorite of firefighters and police and pretend opponent of convicted criminals in local events. She had been dubbed the “Bat Princess.” But authorities allege it was a concocted story put together by her mother to bilk the community of money and use the girl’s death as cover.
The grand jury found that Kelly has taken over half a million dollars from Make A Wish Foundation, Medicaid, local hospitals and a half dozen local charities under false pretenses.