Flowers and ornaments are seen laid around the grave of Leland and River Bates on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Cleveland, Tenn. Their grandmother visited the grave Friday and laid fresh flowers after their mother, Tasha Bates, was convicted of first-degree murder in the boys' hyperthermia deaths.
Photo by Doug Strickland .
published Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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After months of evidence-gathering, a year of trial preparation and three days of testimony, Tasha Bates’ murder case hinged on one question, prosecutors said.