Olivia ScrogginsOlivia Scroggins

Olivia was a 23 month of girl that lived in Oklahoma City. She lived with her brother, mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Olivia was said to be the life of the party, smart, energetic, and strong willed. Olivia would love to jump off the couch onto pillows placed on the floor. Olivia, along with her brother, was sexually and physically abused by their mother’s boyfriend. The mother knew and she did not do anything to protect her children. Olivia would be taken to the hospital where she would later be pronounced dead. We have found Olivia’s autopsy report it can be viewed here.


Name: OIivia Scroggins

Age: 23 months

Place of residence: Oklahoma City

Died: Aug. 20, 2007

What happened: Olivia and her younger brother were physically and sexually abused by their mother's boyfriend, Kerry Joe Smith, according to authorities. Smith and the mother, Wendy Deniece Scroggins, were arrested after they left the girl's lifeless body at an Oklahoma City hospital. Smith, 23, is awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Wendy Scroggins, 23, was sentenced in February 2008 to 75 years in prison for permitting child abuse.

Dying Too Young: Olivia Scroggins More Info
The girl was known as “Livi” to her family. She was described her as a smart, energetic, strong-willed daredevil who loved to jump off the couch on to pillows on the floor.

“Olivia was the life of the party,” great-grandmother Lola Berry said. “She was the center of attention.”



Birth:  Sep. 5, 2005
Oklahoma, USA
Death:  Aug. 20, 2007
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Olivia's grandmother, Tynia Berry, described Olivia as a smart, energetic, daredevil who loved to jump off the couch on to pillows on the floor. Tynia called her "Livi" for a nickname. Not even two-years-old, Olivia had already learned to count to ten and say her ABCs, Lola Berry said. She was always laughing and chasing her great-grandmother and grandmother. "Olivia was the life of the party," said Lola Berry who was Olivia's great-grandmother. "She was the center of attention."

This precious child's life was stolen from her by a murderer who beat her to death. He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder plus three additional life terms for abuse.

Services were held at New Hope Baptist Church.


Created by: Nora Ann
Record added: Apr 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51021238

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