UT Medical Center has confirmed to 10 News that Mary Baker, the grandmother of eight-year-old Dylan Akers, died Sunday. Baker is accused of killing Akers in a murder-suicide Saturday night at convenience store in North Knoxville. A store worker found the eight-year-old Akers shot and killed inside the Kenjo Market bathroom Saturday night. Baker was also in the bathroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but was still alive when emergency crews arrived and transported her to UT Medical Center.
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