Kruger has taken to Facebook to tell her Granddaughter’s story. Melanie was suffocated by her Mother’s boyfriend while the mother was on a job interview. The boyfriend would later call the child “spoiled” and say he was “’Jealous’ of her being with the mother,” according to an area news story.
“Melanie’s Rescue” is a Facebook page devoted to spreading child safety awareness, offering solutions to empower positive changes in families and communities.
“We hurt so bad that we are not sure we can take another breath,” Kruger wrote. She recalled her granddaughter as someone who loved Animals, Winnie the Pooh and had a beautiful smile.
“She just loved freely and smiled freely.”
The trial for Melanie’s case has been reset for 5/15/2012. The family asks you go to www.facebook.com/MelaniesRescue and offer your support.