Olivia McGowan
9 Months Old

April 19, 1994 to January 28, 1995

Olivia Kathleen "Livvie" McGowan, of Altus, Oklahoma, was a beautiful, happy baby girl. She loved to play peek-a-boo with her burp cloth. Olivia crawled backwards on her back because she hated to be on her stomach and had a bald spot on the back of her head due to her crawling technique. Olivia and her mommy went everywhere together. She was just learning to talk, and her favorite words were ma-ma, da-da, socks and sh*t.

Olivia danced and sang, and loved to eat. Every night as she drifted off to sleep, I sang the song "Little Drummer Boy" to her. Everyone loved Olivia. She was our only child.


On January 28, 1995, 9-month-old Olivia Kathleen "Livvie" McGowan, of Altus, Oklahoma, was taken to Altus Air Force Base Hospital before being flown to Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City where she died 24 hours later.

Olivia had been struck in the head four times and had been shaken violently resulting in shaken baby/sudden impact syndrome.

Richard E. Grady was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

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Olivia McGowen