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looking for the grave of lil Scotty Trexler, son of Tammy Trexler

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just wanna know Y

United States

#1 Oct 17, 2009
I am from Rogersville, TN and looking for the grave of Scotty Trexler, son of Tammy Trexler. This childs death remains in the hearts of many Rogersville citizens. Any info on lil Scotty's Grave or his mother Tammy Trexler would be greatly appreaciated. here is some more info on the case.

Kerry Phillip Bowers lived with his girlfriend, Tammy
Trexler, and her son, Scotty, in a trailer on Thorps Chapel Road in
Hawkins County, Tennessee. Bowers, who was unemployed, babysat
while the child's mother was at work. Bowers brutalized Scotty
Trexler, inflicting beatings, burns, and other abuses in numerous,
separate assaults extending over a period of months. Despite the
seriousness of his various injuries, Scotty rarely received medical
treatment. His mother explained that she feared he would be taken
away. On May 29, 1987, Scotty Trexler died at the age of 21 months.
The forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy described
the child's injuries as multiple and severe. The child suffered
extensive facial burns, chest and back injuries, bulging bruises on the
upper inside of each thigh near the scrotum, and hemorrhaging
underneath his skin. The adductor muscles, which pull the legs
together, had been torn apart, and each hip joint had been yanked
from its socket. Multiple injuries caused a compression of the brain
into the spinal column, which in turn cut off the blood supply to the
respiratory organs, ultimately causing the child's death.

The Scotty Trexler Law - 1988

On June 3, 1987, grandparents buried 21-month-old Scotty Trexler in China Grove, N.C.

Scotty's 18-year-old mother, Tammy Trexler and her 21-year-old boyfriend Kerry Bowers missed the funeral. they were in the Hawkins County Jail charged with aiding and abetting, and first degree murder, respectively. While a formal cause of death had not been issued at the time of their arrest, pending the outcome of an autopsy, the doctor who treated Scotty at the hospital emergency room told detectives that the child had died from "repeated beatings with blunt force."

The doctor also said that the child was covered with bruises "from head to toe," that the bruises were in varying stages of development resulting from beatings over an extended period of time and that Scotty had extensive internal injuries. In March 1988, a jury found Bowers guilty of murder and Trexler of aggravated assault.

In April 1988, Governor Ned McWherter signed the "Scotty Trexler Bill" into law opening the door for first degree murder convictions for child abusers whose actions result in the death of a child."

I know lil Scotty is reasting in the arms of our Master and is now safe but how could a mother let her child go through such abuse. My heart has bled for this child and my emotions are very strong. God rest his soul.
gas them

Montréal, Canada

#3 Nov 15, 2009
just wanna know Y wrote:
I am from Rogersville, TN and looking for the grave of Scotty Trexler, son of Tammy Trexler. This childs death remains in the hearts of many Rogersville citizens. Any info on lil Scotty's Grave or his mother Tammy Trexler would be greatly appreaciated. here is some more info on the case.
Kerry Phillip Bowers lived with his girlfriend, Tammy
Trexler, and her son, Scotty, in a trailer on Thorps Chapel Road in
Hawkins County, Tennessee. Bowers, who was unemployed, babysat
while the child's mother was at work. Bowers brutalized Scotty
Trexler, inflicting beatings, burns, and other abuses in numerous,
separate assaults extending over a period of months. Despite the
seriousness of his various injuries, Scotty rarely received medical
treatment. His mother explained that she feared he would be taken
away. On May 29, 1987, Scotty Trexler died at the age of 21 months.
The forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy described
the child's injuries as multiple and severe. The child suffered
extensive facial burns, chest and back injuries, bulging bruises on the
upper inside of each thigh near the scrotum, and hemorrhaging
underneath his skin. The adductor muscles, which pull the legs
together, had been torn apart, and each hip joint had been yanked
from its socket. Multiple injuries caused a compression of the brain
into the spinal column, which in turn cut off the blood supply to the
respiratory organs, ultimately causing the child's death.
The Scotty Trexler Law - 1988
On June 3, 1987, grandparents buried 21-month-old Scotty Trexler in China Grove, N.C.
Scotty's 18-year-old mother, Tammy Trexler and her 21-year-old boyfriend Kerry Bowers missed the funeral. they were in the Hawkins County Jail charged with aiding and abetting, and first degree murder, respectively. While a formal cause of death had not been issued at the time of their arrest, pending the outcome of an autopsy, the doctor who treated Scotty at the hospital emergency room told detectives that the child had died from "repeated beatings with blunt force."
The doctor also said that the child was covered with bruises "from head to toe," that the bruises were in varying stages of development resulting from beatings over an extended period of time and that Scotty had extensive internal injuries. In March 1988, a jury found Bowers guilty of murder and Trexler of aggravated assault.
In April 1988, Governor Ned McWherter signed the "Scotty Trexler Bill" into law opening the door for first degree murder convictions for child abusers whose actions result in the death of a child."
I know lil Scotty is reasting in the arms of our Master and is now safe but how could a mother let her child go through such abuse. My heart has bled for this child and my emotions are very strong. God rest his soul.
gas chamber for both!!!
i agree

Montréal, Canada

#4 Nov 15, 2009
both deserve it
do it fast

Houston, TX

#5 Nov 15, 2009
yes real fast
china grove is a small

Seattle, WA

#6 Nov 15, 2009
china grove is small,you need information about it?
what

United States

#7 Nov 16, 2009
They never ask about that
you waste time

United States

#8 Nov 16, 2009
you do
agree

United States

#9 Nov 16, 2009
agree
what do you agree on

United States

#10 Nov 17, 2009
explain
Lisa

Strawberry Plains, TN

#11 Jan 28, 2010
china grove is a small wrote:
china grove is small,you need information about it?
Do you have any info on where Scotty is buried at? Is his grandparents still living? What about Mark Trexler Tammy's brother? He testified he SAW Kerry Bowers stick his finger in Scotty's rectum. Did he do anything about it? Uh NO! Maybe if he had Scotty would be alive!
unknown

Cleveland, GA

#12 Mar 30, 2010
I remember this case. I was only 9 when it happened. My babysitter at the time admitted to my mother that she had seen some of the abuse and that many people had witnessed it. She told her this after the baby was already killed. I don't know them personally but the Trexlers do not have a good reputation around here.
Try checking with Westlawn. That is a big cemetary in China Grove. They may be able to tell you if he is there.
UNKNOWN

Mooresville, NC

#13 Apr 15, 2010
I remember when that happened. The whole Trexler family knew it was going on. They fled Rockwell NC to Tenn. to get away from social services because they were being investigated. I know Tabatha Gardner went to Tenn. to testify and she told lots of lies. She was living with them here in Rockwell and had witnessed Kerry abusing Scotty. Tabatha lied to try to help tammy. Tammy knew all along it was going on and to have seen her walking the streets after she got out was awful. Her family dont think she did anything wrong. I know another friend of Tammys that knew her in prison. She had another baby (had to have been a prison gaurds) while she was serving time. It was put up for adoption. I know I did hear that Kerry was comming up for parole. I sure hope he has to stay his whole life there. I also heard Tammy is living in Tenn. and has another child, why was she not fixed so she couldnt have any more. She dont deserve a child now.
UNKNOWN

Mooresville, NC

#14 Apr 15, 2010
OH BTW: Mark Trexler lives in Gold Hill and Tammy's parents are still living.
UNKNOWN

Mooresville, NC

#15 Apr 17, 2010
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have any info on where Scotty is buried at? Is his grandparents still living? What about Mark Trexler Tammy's brother? He testified he SAW Kerry Bowers stick his finger in Scotty's rectum. Did he do anything about it? Uh NO! Maybe if he had Scotty would be alive!
An X friend of Tammy's told me Scottie is buryed at Rowan Cemetary on 601
Tina Trexler

United States

#16 Jul 27, 2011
For all you people out there who have nothin better to do with your time than to judge my sister Tammy Trexler , I just want you to know that none of yall know what the hell your talking about. My sister loved her son just as much as he loved her & she was a kind loving mother to him. Furthermore , for the person that commented that that baby didn't know love before he died , you couldn't be more wrong. He was a very happy baby.. Always smiling & laughing. Especially when I would sing to him. Our family did NOT have any idea of what that bastard Kerry Bowers was doing to him. He was always nice & kind to Scott in our presence. He had us all fooled. & my sister is a wonderful mother to my niece & yes my niece knows what happened to her brother, but she also knows how good of a person her mother is. My sister has to live with her son's death every day of her life.. We all do. & all you people claim to care so much, but if you truly did.. Then you would get his fuckin name right. His name was Scott Avery Trexler.. Its not Scotty. One day you will all have to stand before God & answer to him for judging my sister when you didn't really know her. If you had known her, then you'd know that she would have given her own life to save her son's if she knew what was going on. & by the way, my sister never had a child while she was in jail. It just goes to show you that a small rumor can get blown up into a big fat LIE! I cherished every moment that I got to spend with Scott. & I can't wait for the day that I will get to see him in heaven. So all you people can keep being hateful & spreading your lies because what you say , doesn't matter. My family knows the truth & we will continue to stand together & keep the memory of Scott lovin & pure in our hearts. Kerry Bowers is the cold hearted monster that took our precious Scott away from us. He has no remorse for what he has done, nor does any of his family. They are the evil one's!

Since: Aug 08

Kingsport, TN

#17 Jul 28, 2011
What ever helps you guys sleep at night lady. My goodness she didn't know Scott was being abused they just ran from state to state to avoid child protective services, in a document I read it said her brother testified he saw Kerry ram his finger in Scotty's rectum, and that is being good to him in front of your family? You guys have to live with this so live in what ever fantasy world you have to to make it but don't bullshit people over it. People were at the trial heard the evidence, your sister would have to have been deaf, dumb and blind not to have known what was going on. She let it happen and probably got off on it too

Since: Aug 08

Kingsport, TN

#18 Jul 28, 2011
Dr. Cleland Blake, a forensic pathologist, testified that he performed the autopsy on Scotty Trexler on May 30, 1987. Dr. Blake described in detail the multiple injuries on the child's body. There were extensive burn injuries on the child's face, numerous injuries on the front of the chest and back of the child. There were large bulging bruises on the upper inside thigh areas, the upper front of the thighs beside the scrotum, and there was hemorrhage under the skin.

Dr. Blake, after examining microscopic samples of skin from the child's face, concluded that the burns on the child's face were between one and two weeks old. He stated that the burns were absolutely not consistent with a child knocking a pot of boiling water off a stove. He said that it was more likely that the child had been lying on its back looking up when the burns were inflicted. Dr. Blake testified that water would have to be 160 degrees Fahrenheit or possibly 200 degrees Fahrenheit to inflict burns as severe as those on Scotty's face.(Other testimony in the case established that the thermostat on the hot water heater in the Trexler trailer was set at 140 degrees.)

Further, Dr. Blake testified that the burns on the child's buttocks were between one and two weeks old, and that those burns were caused by contact with a hot object. He opined these burns were not the result of accidental injuries, such as the child sitting on a hot surface. From the position of these burns, Dr. Blake stated that the child's legs had been pulled apart and something hot had been touched to the bottom of the child. He stated that the adductor muscles which pull the legs together had been torn apart. The injury to the adductor muscles was approximately two weeks old. This injury was caused by each hip joint being pulled out of the socket. Dr. Blake stated this was not an accidental injury, but resulted from the legs having been pulled apart symmetrically at the same time. Dr. Blake said the legs had been literally "pulley-boned apart." He did not think it was likely that a woman of average strength could inflict this type of injury.

According to Dr. Blake, the major abdominal injuries which he found on the child were between twenty-four and thirty-six hours old. The most serious and ultimately lethal injuries were those inflicted to the child's head. The child developed subdural and subarachnoidal hemotomas inside the skull. These injuries resulted in the loss of blood from the brain and the gradual compression of the brain toward the base of the brain stem. Ultimately, the head injuries caused the child to stop breathing. Dr. Blake found evidence of old hemorrhages in the brain which were in various stages of healing. He stated that the head injuries could not have been caused by a fall from a bed onto a carpeted floor. Rather, the injuries were consistent with deceleration trauma, which occurs when a moving head hits a fixed object, or from violent shaking. The head injuries occurred within ten to twelve hours of death. The cause of death was the increase of pressure inside the head which caused the compression of the brain into the spinal cord, cutting off the blood supply to the respiratory organs. The multiple debilitating injuries to the other parts of the child's body also contributed to the child's death.
Tina Trexler

United States

#19 Jul 28, 2011
THIS IS TAMMY'S NIECE SAVANNAH. TAMMY DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS BEING DONE TO LITTLE SCOTT. OR SHE WOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING. I'M THE DAUGHTER OF TIMA TREXLER & SHE HAS DONE NOTHING BUT CRY SINCE SEEING THIS WEBSITE & ALL THE HORRIBLE STUFF BEING SAID. ESPECIALLY IT NOT BEING TRUE. KERRY DESERVES TO BE BEATIN, BURNT, HIS LEGS RIPPED APART & SO MUCH MORE PAIN THAT WHAT SCOTT WENT THROUGH. & JUST BECAUSE YOU READ DOCUMENTS IT DOESN'T MEAN SHIT! PEOPLE SAY STUFF & TURN SHIT AROUND ALL THE DAMN TIME. BELIEVE WHATCHU WANNA BELIEVE PEOPLE! TAMMY IS A GOOD PERSON & YES SHE HAS A DAUGHTER. FOR ALL OF YOU PEOPLE SAYING SHE DOESN'T DESERVE TO HAVE HER DAUGHTER, YOU NEED TO JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP.! YOU WEREN'T THERE OR IN HER LIFE OR ANYTHING ELSE FOR THAT MATTER SO YOU HAVE NO FUCKIN ROOM TO TALK ABOUT ANY OF THIS! & LIKE MY MOM SAID, ITS SCOTT! NOT SCOTTY! IDK WHERE YOU GOT SCOTTY FROM BUT YOUR WRONG WRONG & WRONG AGAIN! HOW ABOUT ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY! LIKE SOMEONE ALREADY SAID, LET GOD DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE & GIVE THEM THE LIFE HE'S GUNNA GIVE THEM! JUST LIVE YOUR LIVES & QUIT TALKIN SHIT ABOUT OUR FAMILY'S SINCE YOU KNOW NOTHING APPARENTLY! WE GO THROUGH ENOUGH HAFIN TO KNOW HE'S NO LONGER LIVING & WE CANNOT CHANGE IT. WE DON'T NEED YOUR SHIT TOO. WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE ALL WOULD DO ANYTHING TO BRING HIM BACK & TAKE THAT PAIN AWAY FROM HIM THAT HE FELT LIVING! SAY WHATCHU WANNA SAY BUT YOU SHOULDN'T SAY SHIT CONSIDERING YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE REAL TRUTH! JUST CAUSE YOU READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU ALL KNOW THE TRUTH TO THE STORY! YOU PEOPLE THAT ARE JUDGING & SAYING HARSH SHIT, DISGUST ME! NOBODY HAS ROOM TO JUDGE ANYONE EVER!
We Know

Knoxville, TN

#20 Jul 28, 2011
We do know that the child was killed, had bruising over his body at various stages of healing, burns to his face and bottom at various stages of healing, and there is not one thing that you can do to deny those facts.

Tammy Trexler was aware that her child had various injuries at various times. Yet she chose to ignore warning signs of abuse.

You keep believing the lies you have been told, but people with common sense know that she did not protect her child.
Rick Davis

Johnson City, TN

#21 Jul 28, 2011
Savannah dear, your family has been lying to you. Your mother Tina is severely delusional and your aunt is a convicted child murderer. Please, I beg of you, just read the court documents. You will see that Scott had been tortured and abused for a long time. There were severe injuries sustained over a long time that were in various stages of healing. This is medical fact. This means that Tammy saw the injuries and knew about them and protected and defended Kerry and kept Scott away from the medical care he needed. Tammy is a monster. Because your mother is delusional I am concerned for your well being. It seems delusions may be genetic in your family. I strongly suggest, for your own health and safety, that you get away from the bad influence your family as soon as possible. You may also wish to seek counseling to help you get to terms with the lies you have been told and find the truth. I truly hope things work out for you.

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